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Modern Dance, Negro Dance: Race in Motion

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At the New School for Social Research in 1931, the dance critic for the New York Times announced the arrival of modern dance, touting the “serious art” of such dancers as Mary Wigman, Martha Graham, and Doris Humphrey. Across town, Hemsley Winfield and Edna Guy were staging what they called “The First Negro Dance Recital in America,” which Dance Magazine proclaimed “the beginnings of great and important choreographic creations.” Yet never have the two parallel traditions converged in the annals of American dance in the twentieth century. Modern Dance, Negro Dance is the first book to bring together these two vibrant strains of American dance in the modern era. Susan Manning traces the paths of modern dance and Negro dance from their beginnings in the Depression to their ultimate transformations in the postwar years, from Helen Tamiriss and Ted Shawns suites of Negro Spirituals to concerts sponsored by the Workers Dance League, from Grahams American Document to the debuts of Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus, from José Limóns 1954 work The Traitor to Merce Cunninghams 1958 dances Summerspace and Antic Meet, to Aileys 1960 masterpiece Revelations. Through photographs and reviews, documentary film and oral history, Manning intricately and inextricably links the two historically divided traditions. The result is a unique view of American dance history across the divisions of black and white, radical and liberal, gay and straight, performer and spectator, and into the multiple, interdependent meanings of bodies in motion. Susan Manning is associate professor of English, theater, and performance studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Ecstasy and the Demon: Feminism and Nationalism in the Dances of Mary Wigman, winner of the 1994 de la Torre Bueno Prize for the years most important contribution to dance studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816637379
Author:
Manning, Susan
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Dance - Modern
Subject:
Dance - Ethnic
Subject:
Modern dance
Subject:
Dance - History
Subject:
African American dance
Subject:
Modern dance -- United States.
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Dance-Theory and History
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 halftones
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.7 in

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