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Cancan (Dance)

LC control no.sh2016001989
Topical headingCancan (Dance)
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Variant(s)Can-can (Dance)
See alsoDance
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Scope noteHere are entered works about the cancan as a dance. Musical compositions are entered under the heading Cancans.
Subject example tracingNote under Cancans
Found inWork cat: 88711695: The beautiful Davis and her three little Negroes, 1907.
Encycl. Britannica Academic, viewed online August 26, 2016 (cancan; lively and risqué dance of French or Algerian origin, usually performed onstage by four women)
Oxford dict. of dance, (2nd ed.) viewed online via Oxford ref., August 26, 2016 (can-can; an exhilarating, high-kicking dance in 2/4 time; originated with the chahut, a social dance)
History Today, v. 63, no. 10, viewed online via Humanities Full Text, August 26, 2016: p. 44-50 (From Music Hall to Moulin Rouge...cancan; first performed in Paris after the Revolution of 1830; based on the country dance, chahut; originally performed in groups of four couples; after 1855, the focus of the dance shifted from amateur to professional, male to female, participation to voyeurism)