What Are You Looking At? The Complication of the Male Gaze in Fin de Siècle Cancan and Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity

  title={What Are You Looking At? The Complication of the Male Gaze in Fin de Si{\`e}cle Cancan and Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity},
  author={J. Ariadne Calvano},
  journal={Journal of Dance Education},
  pages={33 - 40}
  • J. Calvano
  • Published 2 January 2018
  • Art
  • Journal of Dance Education
ABSTRACT Fin de siècle cancan dancers Jane Avril and Louise Weber (La Goulue) examined alongside the musical dance and song number “Big Spender” from Sweet Charity serve as examples of how decontextualization of images leads to essentializing the subject of the image that gives precedence to a male gaze focus. In analyzing lasting images of each form, not only through a lens of gaze theory, but with an attention to the evolution of concepts within the gaze, specifically John Berger’s Ways of… 



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