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Jack Cole and Theatrical Jazz Dance

Teal Darkenwald

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/9780813049298.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance

Jack Cole is credited as the father of theatrical jazz dance. His career spanned from the 1920s through the 1950s and he developed a specific method of training theatrical jazz dancers in a style ... More


Magazine Cartooning with Playboy’s First Cartoonist: And Some Others of the Same Lovelorn Ilk

Robert C. Harvey

in Insider Histories of Cartooning: Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461428
eISBN:
9781626740778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461428.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses Playboy magazine's cartoons. Jack Cole's luminous watercolors, which started to appear in the fifth issue of Playboy, and his painterly excellence established a standard for ... More


Jazz Dance in the Broadway Musical

Kirsten Harvey

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/9780813049298.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Dance

Since the early 1920s, Broadway choreographers such as Albertina Rausch have been finding ways to entertain audiences with dance. Jazz dance, in particular, has evolved every decade to suit the ... More


Broadway Dance: Post de Mille/Robbins

Liza Gennaro

in Making Broadway Dance

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190631093
eISBN:
9780190631123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190631093.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

The move away from modern dance and ballet to jazz dance as the prominent movement lexicon employed on Broadway is explored. I examine Katherine Dunham and Jack Cole’s influence on a generation of ... More


Boy Dancer

Kevin Winkler

in Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199336791
eISBN:
9780190841478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336791.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter explores the foundation of Bob Fosse’s dance style through his years as a young performer in the waning days of vaudeville, his teenage appearances in Chicago area nightclubs and ... More


The Art of the Possible

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the creators—or authors—of musical film, from directors to producers and choreographers. These include old-pro movie professionals like Michael Curtiz and those totally ... More


Donald McKayle, Jazz Dance Then and Now

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/9780813049298.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Dance

Donald McKayle worked with many of the pioneers of theatrical jazz dance as it was being formulated. His account of the beginnings of theatrical jazz dance starts in the 1940s when he began to take ... More


Dancin’ Solo

Kevin Winkler

in Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199336791
eISBN:
9780190841478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199336791.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter focuses on Fosse’s show Dancin’, an evening of numbers performed to preexisting music from a variety of composers. Having dismissed all collaborators and untethered to a narrative, Fosse ... More


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