A complete history of black dance forms, this book explores folk, ballet, jazz, tap, Broadway/Hollywood, disco, and breakdancing. An ultimate research tool, it includes portraits of hundreds of important black dancers and choreographers.
Updated, corrected and with a new chapter on black dance during the last 15 years. "Authoritative reference for dancers, anthropologists and students of black studies." (Dance magazine on the first edition). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)