Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance Dance and Other Contexts

ISBN-10: 027596373X
ISBN-13: 9780275963736
Edition: 1998
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Description: This work examines the African presence in various types of American dance forms. It argues that the Africanist aesthetic has been 'invisibilised' by racism, and investigates its presence as a major factor in shaping American performance.

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/30/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This work examines the African presence in various types of American dance forms. It argues that the Africanist aesthetic has been 'invisibilised' by racism, and investigates its presence as a major factor in shaping American performance.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Up from Under
The Africanist Presence First Premises of an Africanist Aesthetic Don't Take Away My Picasso
Cultural Borrowing and the Afro-Euro-American Triangle Barefoot and Hot, Sneakered and Cool
Africanist Subtexts in Modern and Postmodern Dance Stripping the Emperor
and the Americanization of Ballet Past Imperfect
Performance, Power, and Politics on the Minstrel Stage Dance and Theater in a Multicultural Context
Who Stole the Soul, Who Takes the ""Rap

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