19-year-old Josephine Baker sensed white fantasies about black people perfectly. Josephine Baker was the center of attention in intellectual circles. The writer Hemingway, the painter Van Dongen, the photographer Man Ray, the architect Le Corbusier, they all loved Josephine. She was a true source of inspiration.

Her first dance performance at the Revue Nègre as Fatou, which was seen by Mondriaan and Van Dongen in Paris in 1925, came as a bombshell. Parisian ladies even copied Josephines hair style.

Her performances were always sold out and her moves already showed the dances of the future: the twist, hip hop and break dance.

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