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Master Thesis

Ballroom scene : la vulnérabilité à l'épreuve du catwalk

Abstract : It may seem a paradoxal choice to point out vulnerability’s place in Ballroom scene, given the self-confidence claimed by its members. Each ball given by the community is an appointment made for the vogers who demonstrate their daring and their talent according to the categories in which they participate. They cover the fields from fashion to dance and acrobatics and repartee contest which are practiced on a catwalk borrowed from the fashion shows' podium. A dance called vogue emerges among these categories, to the point of becoming emblematic. Vulnerability is not supposed to be shown in voguing. However the social and economic characteristics of many Ballroom scene's members are factors that may expose them to vulnerable situations. These situations show an inequal layout of the vulnerability that integration in Ballroom scene seems to reduce. Given the involvement of members in their community, the function of balls extends beyond entertainment. The authors and concepts mentioned in this thesis highlight the longevity of the ballroom scene through sociological and anthropological and philosophical perspectives.
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Alix Caron. Ballroom scene : la vulnérabilité à l'épreuve du catwalk. Art et histoire de l'art. 2019. ⟨dumas-02291273⟩



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