Thomas F. Defrantz's Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African American Dance PDF

By Thomas F. Defrantz

ISBN-10: 0299173100

ISBN-13: 9780299173104

ISBN-10: 0299173143

ISBN-13: 9780299173142

Few will dispute the profound impact that African American track and stream has had in American and global tradition. Dancing Many Drums explores that effect via a groundbreaking number of essays on African American dance background, thought, and perform. In so doing, it reevaluates "black" and "African American " as either racial and dance different types. Abundantly illustrated, the amount contains photographs of a wide selection of dance varieties and performers, from ring shouts, vaudeville, and social dances to expert dance businesses and Hollywood motion picture dancing.

Bringing jointly problems with race, gender, politics, heritage, and dance, Dancing Many Drums levels generally, together with discussions of dance guideline songs, the blues aesthetic, and Katherine Dunham’s arguable ballet approximately lynching, Southland. furthermore, there are photograph essays: the 1st on African dance in manhattan by means of famous dance photographer Mansa Mussa, and one other at the 1934 "African opera," Kykunkor, or the Witch Woman.

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