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The history of jazz dance is best understood by comparing it to a tree. The art form's roots are African. Its trunk is vernacular, shaped by European influence, and exemplified by the Charleston and the Lindy Hop. The branches are many and varied and include tap, Broadway, funk, hip-hop, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, pop, club jazz, popping, B-boying, party dances, and much 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 many histories of jazz dance and examine various aspects of the field, including trends, influences, training, race, gender, aesthetics, the international appeal of jazz dance, 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. Wendy Oliver
  3. pp. xv-xx
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  1. Part I: What Is Jazz Dance?
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Jazz Dance as a Continuum
  2. Patricia Cohen
  3. pp. 3-7
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  1. 2. The Family of Jazz Dance
  2. Bob Boross
  3. pp. 8-11
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  1. 3. A Twenty-First-Century Jazz Dance Manifesto
  2. Sheron Wray
  3. pp. 12-16
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  1. 4. If Jazz Dance, Then Jazz Music!
  2. Billy Siegenfeld
  3. pp. 17-23
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  1. 5. Jazz Dance Styles
  2. Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver, with author contributions
  3. pp. 24-32
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  1. Part II: Jazz Dance History
  2. pp. 33-34
  1. 6. The African Origins of an American Art Form
  2. Takiyah Nur Amin
  3. pp. 35-44
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  1. 7. Jazz Dance from Emancipation to 1970
  2. Jill Flanders Crosby and Michèle Moss
  3. pp. 45-58
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  1. 8 Jazz Dance from 1970 into the Twenty-First Century
  2. Jill Flanders Crosby and Michèle Moss
  3. pp. 59-68
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  1. 9. Historical Movement Chart
  2. Tom Ralabate
  3. pp. 69-72
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  1. Part III: Master Teachers and Choreographers, 1930–1990
  2. pp. 73-74
  1. 10. The Authentic Jazz Dance Legacy of Pepsi Bethel
  2. Karen Hubbard
  3. pp. 75-81
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  1. 11. Jack Cole and Theatrical Jazz Dance
  2. Teal Darkenwald
  3. pp. 82-88
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  1. 12. Katherine Dunham’s Mark on Jazz Dance
  2. Saroya Corbett
  3. pp. 89-96
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  1. 13. Bob Fosse’s Jazz Revolution
  2. Cheryl Mrozowski
  3. pp. 97-102
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  1. 14. The Legacy of Gus Giordano
  2. Michael McStraw
  3. pp. 103-108
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  1. 15. Frank Hatchett’s Jazz Dance
  2. Bob Boross
  3. pp. 109-112
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  1. 16. Luigi, Jazz Dance Icon
  2. Patricia Cohen
  3. pp. 113-118
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  1. 17. The “Free Style” Jazz Dance of Matt Mattox
  2. Bob Boross
  3. pp. 119-124
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  1. 18. Donald McKayle, Jazz Dance Then and Now
  2. Bob Boross
  3. pp. 125-129
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  1. 19. Lynn Simonson and Simonson Technique
  2. Kimberly Karpanty
  3. pp. 130-136
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  1. Part IV: Related Forms and Styles
  2. pp. 137-138
  1. 20. Tappin’ Jazz Lines
  2. Ray Miller
  3. pp. 139-152
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  1. 21. Jazz Dance in the Broadway Musical
  2. Kirsten Harvey
  3. pp. 153-163
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  1. 22. The Transmission of African-American Concert Dance and American Jazz Dance
  2. Gill Wright Miller
  3. pp. 164-173
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  1. 23. Jazz Dance, Pop Culture, and the Music Video Era
  2. Melanie George
  3. pp. 174-183
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  1. 24. Hip-Hop Dance as Community Expression and Global Phenomenon
  2. Moncell Durden
  3. pp. 184-194
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  1. Part V: Perspectives on Teaching and Training
  2. pp. 195-196
  1. 25. Jazz Dance Training via Private Studios, Competitions, and Conventions
  2. Lindsay Guarino
  3. pp. 197-206
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  1. 26. Jazz Dance in Higher Education
  2. Kim Chandler Vaccaro
  3. pp. 207-216
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  1. 27. Jazz Dance as a Gateway to Community Engagement
  2. Lynnette Young Overby
  3. pp. 217-228
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  1. Part VI: Contemporary Topics in Jazz Dance
  2. pp. 229-230
  1. 28. Jazz Dance and Racism
  2. Carlos Jones
  3. pp. 231-239
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  1. 29. Vernacular Jazz Dance and Race in Hollywood Cinema
  2. Susie Trenka
  3. pp. 240-248
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  1. 30. Jazz Dance as American Export in France and the United Kingdom
  2. Sheron Wray
  3. pp. 249-260
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  1. 31. A Study of the Power of Club Jazz in 1980s London
  2. Michèle Scott
  3. pp. 261-267
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  1. 32. Performing Energy: American Rhythm Dancing and the Articulation of the Inarticulate
  2. Billy Siegenfeld
  3. pp. 268-278
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  1. 33. A Journey into the Heart of Jazz Dance
  2. Jill Flanders Crosby
  3. pp. 279-288
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  1. Appendix: A Sampling of Twenty-First-Century Jazz Dance Companies
  2. pp. 289-284
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 295-300
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 301-310
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813048741
Related ISBN
9780813049298
MARC Record
OCLC
870646729
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2014-04-15
Language
English
Open Access
No
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