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Black dance in America

James Haskins

Black dance in America

a history through its people : illustrated with photographs

by James Haskins

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Published by Thomas Y. Crowell in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Afro-Americans -- Dancing -- History -- Juvenile literature,
  • Afro-Americans -- Dancing

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby James Haskins.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1624.7.A34
    The Physical Object
    Pagination232p. :
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21620669M
    ISBN 100690046596, 069004657X

    Cultural dance traditions are therefore often cross-generational traditions, with younger dancers often 'reviving' dances from previous generations, albeit with new 'cool' variations and 'styling'. This type of dance emphasized individual expression over set patterns, and featured extremely relaxed body movements. Given the global diversity of the twenty-first century, some questions—about comparative cultural practices, for instance—are directed to international students. The black consciousness movement of the s and s as well as efforts by groups such as The Sacred Dance Guild fostered this dance form, [12] which draws on modern dance and jazz dance. This tradition, to the extent permitted by slave holders, continued in the antebellum worship of slaves and other African Americans.

    Because cultural dance happens in everyday spaces, children often dance with older members of the community around their homes and neighborhoods, at parties and dances, on special occasions, or whenever groups of people gather to 'have a good time'. Individuals often rose to Black dance in America book when moved to do so. The emphasis is on twenty-first-century authors such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine, and Roxane Gay, but a substantial representation of vitally important writing from other eras is also included, from Olaudah Equiano and Sojourner Truth to James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker; in all there are over 50 selections. Dance and music offered the slaves a vehicle for articulating their innermost pain and intense spirituality. The slaves remembered the songs and dances of their native Africa, and taught them to their children and grandchildren.

    Learning to dance - learning about rhythmic movement - happens in much the same way as developing a local language 'accent' or a particular set of social values. Selections are arranged by author in rough chronological order; the book also includes alternative tables of contents listing material by thematic subject and by genre and rhetorical style. Some slaves secretly held African-based religious rituals while others incorporated them into the Christian service. A headnote, explanatory notes, and discussion questions facilitate student engagement with each piece. Indeed, the editorial team seems to have thought of everything! In addition to combining multiple concurrent rhythms, African dance is earth-centric.


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Black dance in America by James Haskins Download PDF Ebook

During this process, the original flavor is Black dance in America book while at the same time, new elements are added. Not only does it help us to better understand the dance forms we have yet to discover, but it also reminds us of the endless exchange of inspiration and the continuous dialogue that has formed between each of these vastly different styles of dance over time.

Since Black dance in America book late 's gospel mimein which texts and lyrics are acted out, has found some acceptance in black churches. Music and dance are intimately related in African-American cultural dance, Black dance in America book only as accompaniments, but as intertwined creative processes.

There are brief, succinctly written explanatory footnotes, and there is a companion website with background information about particular phrases and ideas alluded to in a given selection.

This type of dance Black dance in America book individual expression over set patterns, and featured extremely relaxed body movements. African American Dance: Selected full-text books and articles. It is designed for teaching undergraduate students in Writing and Rhetoric courses and students in Introduction to Black Studies courses.

Ross, who correctly replaced the old stereotyped "vernacular" native or natural definition of African-American dance with its correct definition as "cultural. Katrina Hazzard-Donald, who studies African-American culture, has explained that the slaves were "prohibited from worshipping their African gods when Christianized by their masters.

Pearl Primus drew on African and Caribbean dances to create strong dramatic works characterized by large leaps in the air, often basing her dances on the work of black writers and on racial and African-American issues, such as Langston Hughes ' " The Negro Speaks of Rivers "and Lewis Allan 's " Strange Fruit " The slaves remembered the songs and dances of their native Africa, and taught them to their children and grandchildren.

This product may take a few minutes to download. Barbara Glass described a phenomenon she termed the "Africanization of American movement," in which non-African Americans began to dance in a way that was both fluid and rhythmic.

The black consciousness movement of the s and s as well as efforts by groups such as The Sacred Dance Guild fostered this dance form, [12] which draws on modern dance and jazz dance. The African-American dancer also uses every part of the body, not just the extremities.

The compendium begins with Native American dance sun dance, ghost dancecontinues to American social dance fox-trot, Lindy Hopand proceeds to tap Master Juba, Gregory Hines. Ailey drew on his "blood memories" of Texasthe blues, spirituals and gospel.

A number of dances attempt to express spirituality and empowerment through stories of perseverance, survival and success in the face of human bondage and oppression.

This derivative of African-American dance reached its peak during the era of swing music. African-American sacred and liturgical dance[ edit ] Dance was and is an integral part of West African communal religious expression.

Paul Bohannan described this feature of African-American dance when he wrote, "The head moves in one rhythm, the shoulders in another, the arms in still a third, the trunk in another, and the feet in still another. The most common dance groups are often comprised by people of a similar age, background and often sex though this is a varying factor.

African-Americans absorbed the culture of the Bible, especially those sections dealing with life, death and salvation. In the Ring Shout circle dance, the dancers "get the spirit" by clapping, singing and calling out Hosannas.

Often, as traditions are passed down, they evolve. The evolution of dance within America is followed but not always given sufficient context.

The African-American dancer faces the earth, in contrast to the ballet dancer who faces the heavens. This is not to suggest that there are no social limitations on who may dance with whom and when. The final chapter covers urban and commercial dance that includes vogueing, b-boying, and krumping.

Dance partners or people to dance with are chosen by a range of social factors, including age, sex, kinship, interest and so on. Its polyrhythmic nature is perhaps the only major trait of African-American dance to remain constant throughout its history. Fuhrer takes readers on a graceful journey through time, in a style that is intelligent, accessible, and engaging.

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Black Dance in America: A History Through Its People Paperback – January 1, by James Haskins (Author)5/5(2). 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.

Black dance in America : a history through its people

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