Join the World Erotic Art Museum and Alliance Francaise South Florida as we celebrate Josephine Baker, the legendary French entertainer who danced at the Folies Bergere music hall at the height of its fame and popularity in the 1920’s becoming the Toast of Paris as well as one of the world’s most beloved activists in search of equal rights.
Long before she was to become internationally famous via her provocative “Banana Dance” as the star of the “Folies Bergere,” “La Baker,” as she was soon to be known, had experienced a dismal childhood as she fought and resisted racial bigotry and segregation. It was in September 1915 when at 19 she left New York for France where she was soon to become fairly worshiped by international audiences. She later added to her extraordinary world-wide mystique as a fearless opponent of oppression who risked her life for the French Resistance during WW II.
Highlighting the opening reception at 7 P.M will feature performance art by famed entertainers Adora, and the extraordinary Mary Trini as Josephine Baker. Enjoy the complimentary reception with your paid admission to the WEAM. Free for Members, $15 all others.