Shanghai Art Deco Weekend: A Talk on the Paramount Ballroom of the 1930s

Last weekend, on November 2, I gave a talk to a select audience for the Art Deco Weekend organized by Patrick Cranley.  Below is the schedule for the event.  Afterwards I accompanied many of the audience members on a walking tour with Spencer Dodington, who led us on a tour of the old buildings of the Jing'an District, starting at the Paramount Ballroom.

I recorded my talk and made a video by adding the slides I showed as well as some footage I shot in 2012 of a dance party at the Paramount Ballroom.  

Below is the schedule of events for the Art Deco Weekend.

Sat, Nov 01        11月01日

10:00am    Historic Preservation in Shanghai

                  Prof. Ruan Yisan, Tongji University

11.00am    Laszlo Hudec: The Race Course Buildings

                  Virag Csejdy, Curator, Hudec Heritage Project

12:00pm    Lunch – Jinjiang Metropolo Classiq YMCA

1-3:00pm   Around the Race Course - walking tour

6:00pm      Art Deco Cocktails

Special Art Deco-era drinks on offer at the Glamour Bar for only RMB 58

Sun, Nov 02        11月02日

10:00am    Shanghai Art Deco Design

                  Karolina Pawlik, University of Silesia / Shanghai University

11.00am    Shanghai’s Art Deco Nightclubs

                  Dr. Andrew Field, author of Shanghai’s Dancing World

12:00pm    Lunch – Jinjiang Metropolo Classiq YMCA

1:00pm     Art Deco along Bubbling Well Road - walking tour

6:00pm     Art Deco Cocktails