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The Resource Perspectives on American dance : the twentieth century, edited by Jennifer Atkins, Sally R. Sommer, and Tricia Henry Young

Perspectives on American dance : the twentieth century, edited by Jennifer Atkins, Sally R. Sommer, and Tricia Henry Young

Label
Perspectives on American dance : the twentieth century
Title
Perspectives on American dance
Title remainder
the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jennifer Atkins, Sally R. Sommer, and Tricia Henry Young
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The editors of this anthology analyze a broad range of themes and dance styles in order to examine how dance has helped to shape American identity. This volume focuses on dance and its social, cultural, and political constructs
  • Dancing embodies cultural history and beliefs, and each dance carries with it features of the place where it originated. Influenced by different social, political, and environmental circumstances, dances change and adapt. American dance evolved in large part through combinations of multiple styles and forms that arrived with each new group of immigrants. Perspectives on American Dance is the first anthology in over twenty-five years to focus exclusively on American dance practices across a wide span of American culture. This volume and its companion show how social experience, courtship, sexualities, and other aspects of life in America are translated through dancing into spatial patterns, gestures, and partner relationships. In this volume of Perspectives on American Dance, the contributors explore a variety of subjects: white businessmen in Prescott, Arizona, who created a "Smoki tribe" that performed "authentic" Hopi dances for over seventy years; swing dancing by Japanese American teens in World War II internment camps; African American jazz dancing in the work of ballet choreographer Ruth Page; dancing in early Hollywood movie musicals; how critics identified "American" qualities in the dancing of ballerina Nana Gollner; the politics of dancing with the American flag; English Country Dance as translated into American communities; Bob Fosse's sociopolitical choreography; and early break dancing as Latino political protest. The accessible essays use a combination of movement analysis, thematic interpretation, and historical context to convey the vitality and variety of American dance. They offer new insights on American dance practices while simultaneously illustrating how dancing functions as an essential template for American culture and identity. -- from back cover
Cataloging source
FUG/DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1955-
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  • Atkins, Jennifer,
  • Sommer, Sally R.,
  • Young, Tricia Henry
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  • Dance
  • Dance
  • Modern dance
  • Ballet
  • Ballet
  • Dance
  • Dance
  • Modern dance
  • United States
Label
Perspectives on American dance : the twentieth century, edited by Jennifer Atkins, Sally R. Sommer, and Tricia Henry Young
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Sampling moves -- Dancing identity: the annual smoki "ceremonial dances" of Prescott, Arizona / Lynette Russell -- Jitterbuggers, sugar plums, and a geisha: dancing nexus in Japanese American Incarceration Facilities of World War II / Marta Robertson -- Doppelgänger with a difference: Ruth Page's debt (and dedication) to African American jazz / Joellen Meglin -- Alonzo King Lines Ballet: counterpoints / Jill Nunes Jensen -- Broadcasting moves -- Flirting with terpsichore: show dancing in 1930s Hollywood musicals / Adrienne McLean -- Sailors in the city: dance, nationalism, and cultural imperialism in Anchors Aweigh and on the town / Kathaleen Boche -- "Just kids": youth, community, and race in televised teen dance programs of the 1950s / Julie Malnig -- On the world's stage: Nana Gollner, an American classical ballerina and the rhetoric of ballet nationalism, 1930-1950 / Karen Eliot -- Critiquing moves -- Flagging the body, dancing the nation: the bodies politic of Isadora Duncan and Yvonne Rainer / Sara Wolf -- Staging stars and stripes: (re)choreographing the American flag / Lizzie Leopold -- Gender and the dancing body in English country dance / Daniel Walkowitz -- Cabaret: a study of fascism, sexuality, and politics / Dara Milovanovic -- Self-determination and public space: the performative politics of breaking / Cutler Edwards
Control code
985966803
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 348 pages
Isbn
9780813054933
Lccn
2017018511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985966803
Label
Perspectives on American dance : the twentieth century, edited by Jennifer Atkins, Sally R. Sommer, and Tricia Henry Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Sampling moves -- Dancing identity: the annual smoki "ceremonial dances" of Prescott, Arizona / Lynette Russell -- Jitterbuggers, sugar plums, and a geisha: dancing nexus in Japanese American Incarceration Facilities of World War II / Marta Robertson -- Doppelgänger with a difference: Ruth Page's debt (and dedication) to African American jazz / Joellen Meglin -- Alonzo King Lines Ballet: counterpoints / Jill Nunes Jensen -- Broadcasting moves -- Flirting with terpsichore: show dancing in 1930s Hollywood musicals / Adrienne McLean -- Sailors in the city: dance, nationalism, and cultural imperialism in Anchors Aweigh and on the town / Kathaleen Boche -- "Just kids": youth, community, and race in televised teen dance programs of the 1950s / Julie Malnig -- On the world's stage: Nana Gollner, an American classical ballerina and the rhetoric of ballet nationalism, 1930-1950 / Karen Eliot -- Critiquing moves -- Flagging the body, dancing the nation: the bodies politic of Isadora Duncan and Yvonne Rainer / Sara Wolf -- Staging stars and stripes: (re)choreographing the American flag / Lizzie Leopold -- Gender and the dancing body in English country dance / Daniel Walkowitz -- Cabaret: a study of fascism, sexuality, and politics / Dara Milovanovic -- Self-determination and public space: the performative politics of breaking / Cutler Edwards
Control code
985966803
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 348 pages
Isbn
9780813054933
Lccn
2017018511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985966803

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