Society of Vincent de Paul Professors > News & Events > Goltz's Video Performance Fred Astaire's Dancing Lessons
Fred Astaire's Dancing Lessons is a 70 minute, one-person, multimedia, performative examination of shifting perceptions of queer male mentorship across the last 40 years. It is an intertextual celebration of Auntie Mame, Freddy's Revenge, Dynasty, Helen Reddy, 80s sitcoms, Erasure, all things George Michael, Dusty Springfield, and GRINDR (and a hundred more) in an investigation of the shifting meanings of what different age groups and generations of queers do and might mean to one another. It's a story of the monsters who refuse to die (for long), refuse to hide the histories their bodies carry, and who keep surviving through wit, camp, irreverence, and an ongoing commitment to queer generativity.
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