Raimundas Malašauskas

Wie macht man Burlesque? Eine Begegnung mit Dixie Evans

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Raimundas Malašauskas
Wie macht man Burlesque? Eine Begegnung mit Dixie Evans

Text(s) by Raimundas Malasauskas, contributions by Christodoulos Panayiotou, Ruth Robbins, Jessica Warboys, Hélène Vanel

Series: dOCUMENTA (13): 100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken

German, English

2012. 32 pp., 9 ills.


14.80 x 21.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2928-4

For his notebook, the artist, writer and curator Raimundas Malašauskas stages a fictional séance with five other participants: the burlesque legend Dixie Evans, artist Christodoulos Panayiotou, literary theorist Ruth Robbins, artist Jessica Warboys, and dancer Hélène Vanel. The many-voiced mediumistic text starts with a phone call from actress Sally Rand, who pretends to be President Roosevelt and informs the shocked Dixie Evans about the death of Marilyn Monroe in 1962. “Catapulting” and “re-performing” have been key words of the neo-burlesque movement in the U.S. and Europe since the 1990s. Participants talk about the moment of re-performing clothes, bodies, and tropes, when excitement sparks through both sexual and social attraction.

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