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Description - Dancing Many Drums by Thomas F. DeFrantz

Few will dispute the profound influence that African American music and movement has had in American and world culture. "Dancing Many Drums" explores that influence through a groundbreaking collection of essays on African American dance history, theory and practice. In so doing, it reevalautes "black" and "African American" as both racial and dance categories. Abundantly illustrated, the volume includes images of a wide variety of dance forms and performers, from ring shouts, vaudeville and social dances to professional dance companies and Hollywood movie dancing. Bringing together issues of race, gender, politics, history and dance, "Dancing Many Drums" ranges widely, including discussions of dance instruction songs, the blues aesthetic, and Katherine Dunham's controversial ballet about lynching, "Southland". In addition, there are two photo essays: the first on African dance in New York by noted dance photographer Mansa Mussa, and another on 1934 "African opera" "Kykunkor, or the Witch Woman".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780299173142
ISBN-10: 0299173143
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: University of Wisconsin Press
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas F. DeFrantz

Thomas F. DeFrantz is associate professor of music and theater arts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to scholarly articles, he has written on dance for the Village Voice and Philadelphia Inquirer. He is a dancer and choreographer and directs the dance history program at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.

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