Black Dancing Body A Geography from Coon to Cool

ISBN-10: 0312240473

ISBN-13: 9780312240479

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Brenda Dixon-Gottschild, Brenda Dixon Gottschild

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What is the essence of black dance in America? To answer that question, the author, one of the foremost contemporary critics of African American dance, maps an unorthodox 'geography' of the black dancing body in order to show the central place black dance occupies in American culture.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 10/6/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 332
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Brenda Dixon Gottschild, author ofDigging the Africanist Presence in American Performance,Waltzing in the Dark, andThe Black Dancing Body, is Professor Emerita of Dance Studies at Temple University and a former senior consultant/ writer forDance Magazine. She lectures nationally and internationally, using her own dancing/thinking body to illustrate her ideas and blur the division between practice and theory.

List of Illustrations
Topography of Things to Come
Latitude I
Black White Dance Dancers
The Physical Terrain
Position/Disposition: Bujones/Zollar Interviews
Location: "Who Is There?"
Mapping the Territories
Latitude II
Location: "To Be or Not . . ."
The Continent
Latitude III
Blood Memories, Spirit Dances
Position/Disposition: From Coon to Cool
Location: Horizon
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