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African American Dance

An Illustrated History
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McFarland & Company
Dance, Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General, Performing Arts, USA, Dance - Ethnic, History / General, Dance - General, African American dance, African Americans, History, Social life and cu
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Open LibraryOL8139670M
ISBN 100786428163
ISBN 139780786428168

This book offers an in-depth look into the history of African-American dance. I really enjoyed learning about how society, slavery, and the African heritage shaped the African American dance form.

Highly recommended for those looking to learn more about African American culture African American Dance book by: Africans brought as slaves to North America arrived without possessions, but not without culture. The fascinating elements of African life manifested themselves richly in the New World, and among the most lasting and influential of these was the art of African dance.

This generously illustrated history follows the dynamics of African dance forms throughout each generation. African-American dance has developed within Black American communities in everyday spaces, rather than in studios, schools or companies. These dances are usually centered on folk and social dance practice, though performance dance often supplies complementary aspects to this.

Placing great value on improvisation, these dances are characterized by ongoing change and development. African-American dance dates back to the 17th century.

At that time, the roots of African slavery were implanted deep in African American Dance book soil of Western culture. The slaves remembered the songs and dances of their native Africa, and taught them to their children and grandchildren.

American Dance: The Complete Illustrated History is a visually enticing, engagingly written, encyclopedic review of dance in America. I love this book - it's like a treasure trove that you can either dip into and savour in small bites or curl up under a blanket and make your way through an enthralling chapter of dance history.5/5(8).

*This date is dedicated to African American Dance. Africans brought their dances to North and South America, and the Caribbean Islands as slave labor starting in the s.

The dance styles of hundreds of African ethnic groups merged with European dances, forming the extension of the African aesthetic in the Americas. Dance has always been an integral part of daily life in Africa.

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This book is a compilation of essays by distinguished writers, critics and artists in the field of Dance and African American Studies who address several areas and disciplines of African dance both on the continent and in the diaspora/5(14).

The book 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. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy : $ This book offers an in-depth look into the history of African-American dance.

I really enjoyed learning about how society, slavery, and the African heritage shaped the African American dance form. Highly recommended for those looking to learn more about African American culture and dance/5. "Dance historians and dancers erroneously define African-American dance as vernacular, meaning native or natural.

Dance is a learned cultural experience, as are music and the other arts. It's not. The book 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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In so doing, it reevaluates "black" and "African American " as both racial and dance categories. Get this from a library.

African American dance: an illustrated history. [Barbara S Glass] -- "This pictorial history of African American dance traces its roots back to slavery and lists its characteristics. The photographs offer compelling glimpses into the world of slavery, minstrel show.

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The ancient tradition of African dance has influenced dance styles all over the world. It is used to commemorate many annual ceremonies and activities, such as rites of passage and the harvest, and it is also an important form of recreation, religious expression, and storytelling.

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© by Modern Dance Studio. Proudly created with Get this from a library. African American dance: an illustrated history. [Barbara S Glass] -- This pictorial history of African American dance traces its roots back to a time of slavery and lists the characteristics that now dominate American dance.

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