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Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

  • Kartonierter Einband
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This collection of essays tells the story of jazz dance past and present, focusing on history, not technique. This anthology exami... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

This collection of essays tells the story of jazz dance past and present, focusing on history, not technique. This anthology examines trends, influences, training, race and gender issues, aesthetics and the international appeal of jazz dance.

Autorentext

Lindsay Guarino, an active dancer and choreographer, is assistant professor of dance at Salve Regina University and serves as the artistic director of Extensions Dance Company. Wendy Oliver, professor of dance at Providence College and past winner of the National Dance Association Scholar/Artist award, is the author of "Writing about Dance."



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"A must-read for all dancers as the invaluable historical references and in-depth coverage of the different jazz forms cannot be found in such detail in any other book on the market today."-Debra McWaters, author of "Musical Theatre Training" "Artfully weaves history and professional perspectives to reveal the boundaries of the jazz dance world. It invites the reader to develop a more complicated definition of jazz dance for the twenty-first century."-Susan A. Lee, Northwestern University The history of jazz dance is best understood by thinking of it as a tree. The roots of jazz dance are African. Its trunk is vernacular, shaped by European influence, and exemplified by the Charleston and the Lindy Hop. From the vernacular have grown many and varied branches, including tap, Broadway, funk, hip-hop, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, pop, club jazz, popping, B-boying, party dances, and more. Unique in its focus on history rather than technique, "Jazz Dance" offers the only overview of trends and developments since 1960. Editors Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver have assembled an array of seasoned practitioners and scholars who trace the numerous histories of jazz dance and examine various aspects of the field, including trends, influences, training, race, aesthetics, international appeal, and its relationship to tap, rock, indie, black concert dance, and Latin dance. Featuring discussions of such dancers and choreographers as Bob Fosse and Katherine Dunham, as well as analyses of how the form's vocabulary differs from ballet, this complex and compelling history captures the very essence of jazz dance.



Zusammenfassung
Unique in its focus on history rather than technique, Jazz Dance offers the only overview of trends and developments since 1960. Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver have assembled an array of seasoned practitioners and scholars who trace the numerous histories of jazz dance and examine various aspects of the field, including trends, influences, training, race, aesthetics, and international appeal.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches
Untertitel: A History of the Roots and Branches
Editor:
EAN: 9780813061290
ISBN: 978-0-8130-6129-0
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Univ Pr Of Florida
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 336
Gewicht: 431g
Größe: H231mm x B155mm x T25mm
Jahr: 2015