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Jumpin’ Jive: (Forties)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with the tap challenge between the Nicholas Brothers in the 1940 musical Down Argentine Way. This three-and-a-half minute jazz-tap routine captured the spirit, tempo, and wildly ... More


Legacy

Constance Valis Hill

in Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers, 20th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197523971
eISBN:
9780197524008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197523971.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with the Nicholas Brothers’ 1998 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award citation, and continues with a descriptive summary of the classic style of jazz tap dancing ... More


Vernacular Jazz Dance and Race in Hollywood Cinema

Susie Trenka

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/9780813049298.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Dance

The manifold varieties of jazz dance have always dominated dance in mainstream American cinema. Given jazz dance’s African roots and its many manifestations in the African-American vernacular, it is ... More


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