The Resource The black dancing body : a geography from coon to cool, Brenda Dixon Gottschild

The black dancing body : a geography from coon to cool, Brenda Dixon Gottschild

Label
The black dancing body : a geography from coon to cool
Title
The black dancing body
Title remainder
a geography from coon to cool
Statement of responsibility
Brenda Dixon Gottschild
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Watching contemporary American dance is a unique and electrifying experience. Swept along with the dancers, one wonders how the unorthodox movement and unexpected tempo came about. To provide at least one answer to this question, Brenda Dixon Gottschild charts a "geography" that maps a unique, yet startlingly ubiquitous, region of influence in the history of American dance: the black dancing body
  • The author invites the reader on a journey of sorts and says, "The black dancing body (a fiction based on reality, a fact based upon illusion) has infiltrated and informed the shapes and changes of the American dancing body."
  • Using interviews with black, white, and brown dance practitioners as well as performance analysis and personal recollections of her own life in the world of dance, Brenda Dixon Gottschild charts the endeavors, ordeals, and triumphs of "black" dance and dancers by exposing perceptions, images, and assumptions, past and present
  • In her journey to discover the contours and importance of the black dancing body, the author has spoken to some of the greatest dancers and choreographers of our time - Fernando Bujones, Trisha Brown, Garth Fagan, Bill T. Jones, Ralph Lemon, Meredith Monk, Merian Soto, Doug Elkins, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and a cadre of their esteemed colleagues
  • The "embattled territories" of the black dancing body are probed chapter by chapter: feet, buttocks, hair, skin color. The whole of the black dancing body is "re-membered" in the final chapters on soul and spirit. The Black Dancing Body is a key to the ineffable rhythms and movement of dance in America."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gottschild, Brenda Dixon
Dewey number
793.3/089/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1624.7.A34
LC item number
G68 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American dance
  • African American dancers
  • Body image
  • Afro-américain
  • Corps humain
  • Danse
  • Danseur
  • Histoire
  • Image
  • Schéma corporel
  • États-Unis
Label
The black dancing body : a geography from coon to cool, Brenda Dixon Gottschild
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Topography of Things to Come: Ruminations on Dancing in a Black Dancing Body. Latitude I. Black White Dance Dancers ; The Physical Terrain ; Position: Bujones/Zollar Interviews ; Location: Who's There? -- Part II. Mapping the Territories. Latitude II. Feet ; Butt Skin/hair ; Location: To be or not ... -- Part III. The Continent. Latitude III. Soul/spirit ; Blood memories, spirit dances ; Position: From coon to cool ; Location: Horizon -- Appendix: Dance practitioners mentioned in order of appearance in text
Control code
ocm51607285
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780312240479
Lccn
2003041434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51607285
Label
The black dancing body : a geography from coon to cool, Brenda Dixon Gottschild
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Topography of Things to Come: Ruminations on Dancing in a Black Dancing Body. Latitude I. Black White Dance Dancers ; The Physical Terrain ; Position: Bujones/Zollar Interviews ; Location: Who's There? -- Part II. Mapping the Territories. Latitude II. Feet ; Butt Skin/hair ; Location: To be or not ... -- Part III. The Continent. Latitude III. Soul/spirit ; Blood memories, spirit dances ; Position: From coon to cool ; Location: Horizon -- Appendix: Dance practitioners mentioned in order of appearance in text
Control code
ocm51607285
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780312240479
Lccn
2003041434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51607285

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