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Jennifer, Joan 1980

Jennifer, Joan 1980

January 12, 2014

In a Happy New Year message to all the former LA Knockers that we’re still in touch with, I asked them to tell us what they have been up to lately.
Joan Wulfsohn sent us an excerpt from her new book Stalking Carlos Castaneda

“Around 1979 I had been collaborating and dancing with the LA Knockers, the company of my friend, Jennifer Stace for a couple of years. I’d formed a close friendship with her when she was teaching street-dance at a studio where I was employed. She had an off-beat and truly crazy sense of humor and was forming an all-female punk-rock group that she had named ‘The LA Knockers.’
Their irreverence proved confusing to those who interpreted their name as a reference to female body parts and enraged these same audience members, hopes dashed and sensibilities offended at seeing these young women “knocking” sexism, racism and time honored role-models. This iconoclasm was so far ahead of its time that the only true fans the troupe attracted were members of the gay community and an occasional fellow nut like Tom Waits and Frank Zappa.”

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Written by laknockers

June 20, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Posted in Dance

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