April 2014, living archive

Vaginal Davis presents Rising Stars, Falling Stars – We Must Have Music...

DANCE, GIRL, DANCE, 1940

… and clear words: Dorothy Arzner was 70 when she became a rising star of the New Women’s Movement. The fact that she lived with Marion Morgan, who choreographed the musical DANCE, GIRL, DANCE (USA 1940) is one of the open secrets of Hollywood. But the real challenge: Her female figures break free from the system of patriarchal values. The dancer Judy (Maureen O’Hara) steps to the edge of the stage and speaks to the audience directly: "I know you want me to tear my clothes off so's you can look your fifty cents worth." Sunday April 20, 8 pm. Followed by drinks and music!