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Author Defrantz, Thomas F
Title Dancing Many Drums : Excavations in African American Dance
Imprint Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 2001
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Series Studies in Dance History Ser. ; v.19
Studies in Dance History Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- African American Dance: A Complex History -- Part 1. Theory -- 1. Christian Conversion and the Challenge of Dance -- 2. Dance and Identity Politics in American Negro Vaudeville: The Whitman Sisters, 1900-1935 -- 3. Awkward Moves: Dance Lessons from the 1940s -- 4. (Up)Staging the Primitive: Pearl Primus and ''the Negro Problem'' in American Dance -- Part 2. Practice -- 5. African Dance in New York City -- 6. From ''Messin' Around'' to ''FunkyWestern Civilization'': The Rise and Fall of Dance Instruction Songs -- 7. ''Moves on Top of Blues'': Dianne McIntyre's Blues Aesthetic -- Part 3. History -- 8. Kykunkor, or the Witch Woman: An African Opera in America, 1934 -- 9. Between Two Eras: ''Norton and Margot'' in the Afro-American EntertainmentWorld -- 10. Katherine Dunham's Southland: Protest in the Face of Repression -- 11. The New York Negro Ballet in Great Britain -- Contributors -- Index
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Defrantz, Thomas F. Dancing Many Drums : Excavations in African American Dance Madison : University of Wisconsin Press,c2001 9780299173142
Subject African American dance -- History.;African Americans -- Social life and customs
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