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This ground-breaking work brings dance into current discussions of the African presence in American culture. Dixon Gottschild argues that the Africanist aesthetic has been invisibilized by the pervasive force of racism. This book provides evidence to correct and balance the record, investigating the Africanist presence as a conditioning factor in shaping American performance, onstage and in everyday life. She examines the Africanist presence in American dance forms particularly in George Balanchine's Americanized style of ballet, (post)modern dance, and blackface minstrelsy. Hip hop culture and rap are related to contemporary performance, showing how a disenfranchised culture affects the culture in power.

Synopsis:

This ground-breaking work brings dance into current discussions of the African presence in American culture.

About the Author

BRENDA DIXON GOTTSCHILD is Professor Emerita of Dance at Temple University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Up from Under: The Africanist Presence

First Premises of an Africanist Aesthetic

Don't Take Away My Picasso: Cultural Borrowing and the Afro-Euro-American Triangle

Barefoot and Hot, Sneakered and Cool: Africanist Subtexts in Modern and Postmodern Dance

Stripping the Emperor: George Balanchine and the Americanization of Ballet

Past Imperfect: Performance, Power, and Politics on the Minstrel Stage

Dance and Theater in a Multicultural Context: Who Stole the Soul, Who Takes the "Rap," or Free To Be You and Me?

Illustrations

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275963736
Author:
Gottschild, Brenda Dixon
Publisher:
Praeger
Author:
Gottschild, Brenda
Author:
Brenda D. Gottschild
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Dancing
Subject:
Dance - Ethnic
Subject:
Afro-American dance.
Subject:
African Americans in the performing arts
Subject:
African American dance
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Dance-World and Ethnic
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.21x6.14x.69 in. .74 lbs.

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