This award-winning cultural history of black dance explores the meaning of dance in African-American life and the connections among music, song, and dance in African-American culture.
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This book explores not only the meaning of dance in African American life but also the ways in which music, song, and dance are interrelated in African American culture. Beyond that it has been, finally, one of the most important means of cultural survival.About the Author:
Cholly Atkins has been a jazz dance artist, choreographer, and director of stage acts for decades. He has been honored by the Smithsonian Institution, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many dance organizations.
Jacqui Malone, who began interviewing Cholly Atkins in 1988, was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship to write this book. Author of "Steppin'on the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance," she is a professor of drama, theater, and dance at Queens College.
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Book Description University of Illinois Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0252022114I3N11
Book Description Univ of Illinois Pr, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., 1996. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First. Yellow book, red and black print on the spine, 272 pages. Yellow and pink magic marker highlights on some pages. Some corners folded under. A few marks on the front inside cover and front end page. Two page numbers are circled in ink. Bookseller Inventory # ws0073EN