African American Dance An Illustrated History
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Description: This generously illustrated exploration of African American dance history follows the dynamics of the dance forms throughout each generation. Chapter 1 provides introductory information about the African continent and the heritage that spawned African American dance. Chapters 2 and 3 explore black dance in the slavery era and the variety of black festivals and gatherings that helped to preserve and showcase African-based dance throughout the nineteenth century. Remaining chapters outline ten major characteristics that have consistently marked African American dance, and describe the various styles of black vernacular dance that became popular in America. Chapter 8 concludes with a discussion of African dance at the end of the twentieth century and its important role in the flowering of African American arts.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/27/2006
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Two Dance Traditions Meet in the New World|
|Black Dance in the Slavery Era: The Ring Shout and Buzzard Lope|
|Early Black Festivals and Congo Square|
|Solo Percussive Dance|
|The Minstrel Show and Other Traveling Productions|