The Black Dancing Body: A Geography From Coon to Cool
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The Black Dancing Body: A Geography From Coon to Cool

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by B. Gottschild
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1403971218

ISBN-13: 9781403971210

Pub. Date: 09/16/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

What is the essence of black dance in America? To answer that question, Brenda Dixon Gottschild maps an unorthodox 'geography', the geography of the black dancing body, to show the central place black dance has in American culture. From the feet to the butt, to hair to skin/face, and beyond to the soul/spirit, Brenda Dixon Gottschild talks to some of the greatest

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What is the essence of black dance in America? To answer that question, Brenda Dixon Gottschild maps an unorthodox 'geography', the geography of the black dancing body, to show the central place black dance has in American culture. From the feet to the butt, to hair to skin/face, and beyond to the soul/spirit, Brenda Dixon Gottschild talks to some of the greatest choreographers of our day including Garth Fagan, Francesca Harper, Meredith Monk, Brenda Buffalino, Doug Elkins, Ralph Lemon, Fernando Bujones, Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, Jawole Zollar, Bebe Miller, Sean Curran and Shelly Washington to look at the evolution of black dance and it's importance to American culture. This is a groundbreaking piece of work by one of the foremost African-American dance critics of our day.

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ISBN-13:
9781403971210
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
09/16/2005
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
361,568
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: TOPOGRAPHY OF THINGS TO COME: RUMINATIONS ON DANCING IN A BLACK DANCING BODY Latitude I Black White Dance Dancers The Physical Terrain Position/Disposition: Bujones/Zollar Interviews Location: 'Who Is There?' PART II: MAPPING THE TERRITORIES Latitude II Feet Butt Skin/Hair Location: 'To Be or Not . . .' PARTIII: THE CONTINENT Latitude III Soul/Spirit Blood Memories, Spirit Dances Position/Disposition: From Coon to Cool Location: Horizon Notes Bibliography

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