Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813061290
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 621,355
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lindsay Guarino, an active dancer and choreographer, is assistant professor of dance at Salve Regina University and serves as the artistic director of Extensions Dance Company. Wendy Oliver, professor of dance at Providence College and past winner of the National Dance Association Scholar/Artist award, is the author of Writing about Dance.

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

List of Tables xi

Preface xiii

Introduction Wendy Oliver xv

Part I What Is Jazz Dance? 1

1 Jazz Dance as a Continuum Patricia Cohen 3

2 The Family of Jazz Dance Bob Boross 8

3 A Twenty-First-Century Jazz Dance Manifesto Shewn Wray 12

4 If Jazz Dance, Then Jazz Music! Billy Siegenfeld 17

5 Jazz Dance Styles Lindsay Guarino Wendy Oliver 24

Part II Jazz Dance History 33

6 The African Origins of an American Art Form Takiyah Nur Amin 35

7 Jazz Dance from Emancipation to 1970 Jill Flanders Crosby Michèle Moss 45

8 Jazz Dance from 1970 into the Twenty-First Century Jill Flanders Crosby Michèle Moss 59

9 Historical Movement Chart Tom Ralabate 69

Part III Master Teachers and Choreographers, 1930-1990 73

10 The Authentic Jazz Dance Legacy of Pepsi Bethel Karen Hubbard 75

11 Jack Cole and Theatrical Jazz Dance Teal Darkenwald 82

12 Katherine Dunham's Mark on Jazz Dance Saroya Corbett 89

13 Bob Fosse's Jazz Revolution Cheryl Mrozowski 97

14 The Legacy of Gus Giordano Michael McStraw 103

15 Frank Hatchett's Jazz Dance Bob Boross 109

16 Luigi, Jazz Dance Icon Patricia Cohen 113

17 The "Free Style" Jazz Dance of MattMattox Bob Boross 119

18 Donald McKayle, Jazz Dance Then and Now Bob Boross 125

19 Lynn Simonson and Simonson Technique Kimberly Karpanty 130

Part IV Related Forms and Styles 137

20 Tappin' Jazz Lines Ray Miller 139

21 Jazz Dance in the Broadway Musical Kirsten Harvey 153

22 The Transmission of African-American Concert Dance and American Jazz Dance Gill Wright Miller 164

23 Jazz Dance, Pop Culture, and the Music Video Era Melanie George 174

24 Hip-Hop Dance as Community Expression and Global Phenomenon Moncell Durden 184

Part V Perspectives on Teaching and Training 195

25 Jazz Dance Training via Private Studios, Competitions, and Conventions Lindsay Guarino 197

26 Jazz Dance in Higher Education Kim Chandler Vaccaro 207

27 Jazz Dance as a Gateway to Community Engagement Lynnette Young Overby 217

Part VI Contemporary Topics in Jazz Dance 229

28 Jazz Dance and Racism Carlos Jones 231

29 Vernacular Jazz Dance and Race in Hollywood Cinema Susie Trenka 240

30 Jazz Dance as American Export in France and the United Kingdom Shewn Wray 249

31 A Study of the Power of Club Jazz in 1980s London Michele Scott 261

32 Performing Energy: American Rhythm Dancing and the Articulation of the Inarticulate Billy Siegenfeld 268

33 A Journey into the Heart of Jazz Dance Jill Flanders Crosby 279

Appendix: A Sampling of Twenty-First-Century Jazz Dance Companies 289

List of Contributors 295

Index 301

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