Kracauer and the dancing girls

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2007 Number 61

Kracauer and the dancing girls
James Donald pages -


Examining Kracauer’s ‘The Mass Ornament’, and its reading of popular dance troupe the Tiller Girls as a hieroglyphic representation of rational capitalism, Donalds suggests an alternative analysis of Josephine Baker’s ‘danse sauvage’. He suggests gaps in Kracauer’s analysis, arguing that Baker’s performance and ‘star’ status were the product of historical forces and events, imagining the responses of the cosmopolitan audiences of the time.

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