Catel et Bocquet retracent le destin de la fascinante Joséphine Baker dans un magnifique roman (bio)graphique tout en noir et blanc. En 500 pages, les auteurs nous dévoilent toutes les facettes de cette femme emplie de convictions : muse de nombreux artistes, militante contre la ségrégation raciale, agent du contre-espionnage de la France Libre, mère adoptive d’une douzaine d’enfants venus d’horizons divers… elle était décidément bien plus qu’une danseuse de cabaret affublée d’une ceinture de bananes...
At the beginning of the 21st century, the unique art form of burlesque is enjoying a strong resurgence in popularity worldwide. Audiences are eager for all the humor, glamor and generous curves that burlesque artists have to offer. Through their colorful performances, the playful art of seduction is more tempting than ever. Exclusive venues in the U. S. and Canada now rustle to the sound of silk, feathers and chic undergarments. Burlesque leaves no one indifferent, not even serious Europeans as this new alluring trend from Hollywood has swept London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam and Helsinki. Conquered by the art of seduction, the world is slowly letting itself be tantalized by the controversial art of the strip-tease.
Throughout Burlesque: The True Art of Seduction, author Michel Grondin paints a vibrant and extensive portrait of this up and coming art, helping the reader to better understand its roots and stunning vitality. Burlesque pays tribute to all the distinguished female performers of the past, while celebrating its newest and most-skilled practitioners. Through in-depth and impassioned research, the author recounts a captivating slice of history in the process.
In his rich exploration of the subject, Michel Grondin is supported by his co-author Scarlett James, the French Canadian muse of burlesque. Scarlett, sporting a physique reminding us of a 1950s pin-up artist, delivers exclusive insight into the wondrous global art of seduction. Enjoy a voyage filled with color, sensuality and elegance. Allow your senses to be titillated as you delve into this delightful fantasy experience .