La Goulue: Beyond the Moulin Rouge

Everyone recognises Henri de Toulouse-Lauctrec’s poster for the Moulin Rouge, but few know about the dancer at its heart, La Goulue (The Glutton). This lecture explores the truth of La Goulue’s life and addresses the inaccuracies repeated to the present. Rising from poverty to stardom, her career spanned from the 1880s until the 1920s, and encompassed several reinventions: cancan dancer, belly-dancer, lion-tamer and early appearances on film. Proving that truth is stranger than fiction, we trace La Goulue’s impact on the arts during her life and since her death.


DELIVERY MODE

  • This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom.
  • This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Jacques Crepineau and Jacques Pessis. Le Moulin Rouge (Paris: Editions de la Martiniere, 1990, 2003)
  • Jane Kinsman and Stephane Guegan (eds.). Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris and the Moulin Rouge (Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 2012)
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05 Jun

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