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PCD-The Pussycat Dolls March 14, 2009

Filed under: Notes from class — believeindream @ 5:04 am

In Grossberg book on page 100 it says: «…cultural forms may also empower women to discover new relations to their own bodies and identities…» (page:100). This quote can be related to videos where we see woman dancing and performing.

For example, there is a pop group named The Pussycat Dolls who is a group of girls who are performing burlesque. But, some indivuals are saying that their way of performing is «offensive» and «provocative». The original group was created by Robyn Antin in 1993 with her friend who wanted to do a burlesque group, her performances are taken from the 1950`s & 1960`s. Also, the dancers are wearing «lingerie» and other sexy clothes.

The girls are performing which are a way to express themselves.In class, we said that they «engage in a behaviour that is good for us but there is a negative quality of it» (it was in relation to the feminist theory). Also, Robyn Antin said in an interview that it is a way to show independent women and the empowerement of women.

So, we can say that the way that are dancing are a way to discover their bodies since the burlesque is a type of dance that is very sensual.

[critic of video]
This video from the PCD(new group who is making pop/R&B music) featuring the famous rapper Snoop Dogg called «Buttons» is a nice video in my opinion for the reason that the girls are dancing and doing the movements with precision. Also, we can see what they (the girls from PCD )can do as performers. The quality of the video is excellent since it is professional.


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