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How dance helped women’s liberation

How dance helped women’s liberation

The early decades of the 20th century were a battleground for women,  in terms of political and legal reform. But women were also testing out another arena of emancipation: their bodies. As fashions grew simpler and skirts rose higher, reaching knee-length by the late 1920s, women found new physical freedom.

Read extracts from Judith Mackrell’s article on our blog. Original article can be found here