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Yvonne Meier

I regret that I cannot find any relevant videos of Ms. Meier in performance. But perhaps these stills and text will suffice to convey her uniqueness. Spare no expense to rush to NYC to catch this act!

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Another view of determination emerged on Monday, courtesy of the bold downtown choreographer Yvonne Meier. In “Durch Nacht und Nebel” (“By Night and Fog”), she keeps her audacious reputation intact, as well as her predilection for props. Here, they include a hefty mound of rubble, plastic eggs with baby dolls inside — she shoves them in her mouth — and Band-Aids. They cover much of Ms. Meier’s voluptuous, nearly naked body; as she shakes, they quiver, transforming her skin into scales.

Fearlessly morphing from one creature to the next — one transformation involved an orange bodysuit affixed with the plastic babies, and in another, she was coated in black paint — she exposed her aging body with aplomb.


Source of text.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 14, 2016 | Comments (4)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Avant Garde, Dance

Jerry Lewis & Miss Cartilage



Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 16, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Surrealism, Sex Symbols, 1960's, Dance

Rosita Royce:  Dance of the Doves



The YouTube host of this video complains that Rosita does not use doves in her dance, but other birds, thus misrepresenting herself. But as we can see from this article, that is a mere technicality, since Rosita was quite intimate with doves also.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Sep 29, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Public Indecency, Sex Symbols, 1930's, Dance

Bohemian Dancers

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 26, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Avant Garde, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960's, Dance, Europe

Doing the Charleston

1927: 10-year-old Mildred Unger dances the Charleston on the wing of an airplane, while it's flying in the air.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Jun 01, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Air Travel and Airlines, 1920's, Dance

Muskogee Stomp Dance



The level of ritual fervor seems decidedly low here. Also, lack of vintage garb is rather incongruous. All in all, I suspect, a pale shadow of what once was a vital artform.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat May 30, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Regionalism, Dance, Native Americans

Apache Dance



I don't watch Dancing with the Stars. Is this kind of dance included? If not, why? It would liven up the competitions immensely, I wager. With signed waivers, real daggers could be used.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Mar 16, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Death, Sexuality, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1930's, Men, Women, Dance

Rocky Roberts



This video offers a perfect pairing of weird personalities.

Rocky Roberts, a black man from the USA, once a boxer, who became a pop star, but only in Europe.

Jayne Mansfield, dancing and uttering the line, "My ears directed my body toward the sound." 'Nuff said.

More coverage below.

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Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 12, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Movies, Music, Sex Symbols, 1960's, Dance, Europe

Bambi the Fire Goddess

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The only other internet reference I can find about "Bambi the Fire Goddess" seems to date her act as far back as 1965. (This foto is from 1970.) It appears then that she had the problem of scorched vajayjay under control.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Feb 19, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Performance Art, 1970's, Dance
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