Guided tour of the exhibition “You won’t go dancing anymore! Clandestine dances 1939-1945”

From May 1940 until April 1945, dances in all their forms were banned on French territory. Dancing, a major leisure activity for French youth between the two world wars, came to a halt. Prevented, repressed and sanctioned by the Vichy regime, because it defied morality and good manners, the ball became clandestine. How was the ban transgressed? What music is played? What cultures of the body ...

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