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How to Dance Son and the Style of a Dominican Sonero

Xiomarita Pérez and Maria Lara Soto (eds)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

Xiomarita Pérez discusses the Dominican son, its dance, how to teach it, and the characteristics of dance and personal style that mark a true Dominican sonero. The Dominican son descends from the ... More


The Family of Jazz Dance

Bob Boross

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

Since jazz dance is a shared creation of countless individual contributions, there can be no definitive answer to the question “what is jazz dance?” Yes, the initial manifestation of jazz dance was a ... More


if Jazz Dance, Then Jazz Music! 

Billy Siegenfeld

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

In the current generation of jazz dance artists, swing does not appear to figure at all as a necessary ingredient of creative practice. Swing music embodies two different rhythms, “ground rhythm” and ... More


Performing Energy: American Rhythm Dancing and the Articulation of the Inarticulate

Billy Siegenfeld

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0032
Subject:
Music, Dance

Dancing expressed from a core of rhythmically articulated, intensity-infused energy is the hallmark of African-American-originated dance. Forms driven by strongly rhythmic body-dynamics are aesthetic ... More


The Feeling of a Heartless World: Blues Rhythm, Oppositionality, and British Rock Music

Andrew Warnes

in Creating and Consuming the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060699
eISBN:
9780813050928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060699.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Blues are among the most potent and successful of all southern cultural “products.” UK rock music is one of countless international phenomena that has often defined itself in terms of its debt to ... More


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