This drawing reflects Burra?s delight in the cabarets, bars and nightspots he frequented in Paris and Toulon. Specifically, it relates to the `folies? ? the extravagant music-halls of Paris which Burra visited regularly in 1929. The dancers at these `folies? wore cut-away dresses and regularly flaunted naked torsos as they danced with high kicks: much like Burra?s central figure who is framed in the spotlight. Typical of Burra?s style of this time, she displays a mask-like face with a large, lipstick smeared mouth. Burra?s desire to capture the sense of movement shows a debt to Vorticism and his deep admiration for the satirical drawings by George Grosz is also evident. There is a drawing of a seated woman on the verso.