I See America Dancing
Selected Readings, 1685-2000
Edited by Maureen Needham
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I See America Dancing by Maureen Needham
Book DescriptionRepresenting dancers, scholars, admirers, and critics, "I See America Dancing" is a diverse collection of primary documents and articles about the place and shape of dance in the United States from colonial times to the present. This volume offers a lively counterpoint between observers of the dance and dancers' views of what they do when they dance. Dance traditions represented include the Native American pow-wow; tribal music and dance activities on Sunday afternoons in New Orlean's Congo Square; the colonial Playford Balls and their modern offspring, country line dancing; and the Buddhist-inspired Japanese Bon dances in Hawaii. Anti-dance perspectives include government injunctions against Native American dancing and essays from a range of speakers who have declared the waltz, the twist, or the senior prom to be a careless quick-step away from hell or the brothel. "I See America Dancing" examines the styles that have marked theatrical dance in America, from French ballet to minstrel shows, and presents the views of influential dancers, choreographers, and the pioneers of early modern dance in America. Specific pieces examined include George Ballanchine's ballet Stars and Stripes, Yvonne Rainer's protest piece "Flag Dance, 1970," and Sonj Mayo's "Naked in America." Covering historical social attitudes toward the dance as well as the performers and their works, "I See America Dancing" is a comprehensive, scholarly sourcebook that captures the energy and passion of this vital artform.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252069994
(229mm x 153mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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