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Perspectives on American Dance: The Twentieth Century (Hardback)
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Perspectives on American Dance: The Twentieth Century (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 30/01/2018
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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.


The first volume, The Twentieth Century, explores 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.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813054933
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 13 mm

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