The Black Tradition in American Dance

The Black Tradition in American Dance

by Richard A. Long, Rizzoli
     
 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Black dance is one of the richest strands in the history of American dance. This wide-ranging study focuses on the contributions of black dancers and choreographers from the 1920s to the present, with a brief discussion of the tradition's 19th-century roots. All facets of the black dance scene are presented, including classical ballet, jazz, modern, ethnic dance, and tap. Long's authoritative text is coupled with a lavish array of well-chosen photographs that document the variety and vitality of black dance and make the book a bargain at its price. Probably the most attractive and comprehensive treatment of its subject, this work is highly recommended for dance and black studies collections.-- Susan Thach Dean, M . L . S . , Barnet, Vt.
Booknews
Mentions earlier traditions, but is mainly concerned with 20th century stage dancing, either per se or in musicals. The many photographs were selected and documented by archivist Joe Nash. Includes a chronology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780847810925
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
08/15/1990
Pages:
192

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