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Revelations 1962

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines Revelations, the first major choreographic masterpiece of Alvin Ailey. When Ailey choreographed this dance in 1960 it was intended to be the second part of an evening-length ... More


Early Dances

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the early dance choreographed by Alvin Ailey. It explains that one of the reasons Ailey created his dance company was to create a racially integrated repertory company that ... More


Early Company

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the early dance company formed by Alvin Ailey. In outlining his plan for the formation of an American dance company, Ailey's requirements included a home base that would include ... More


Reflecting a Spectrum of Experience

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines Alvin Ailey's experience in the field of concert dance in the US during the 1960s and the 1970s. During this period, Ailey became increasingly known as a leading exponent of ... More


Gender and Spectatorship

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the issues of gender and spectatorship in Alvin Ailey's concert dances. Though Ailey's dances generally suggest an egalitarian configuration of female and male physical ... More


Working against the Music: Geoffrey Holder’s Elsewhen

Shane Vogel

in Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter turns to Geoffrey Holder to locate the calypso craze in relation to modern black concert dance in the 1940s and 1950s, when black dancers developed new techniques by which to engage the ... More


Revelations II: 1969

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the 1969 version of Alvin Ailey's concert dance Revelations. The dance's performance was very different from its 1962 incarnation and the changes in it reflected the changes in ... More


What's in a Dance?: THE COMPLEXITY OF INFORMATION IN WRITINGS ABOUT DANCE

Candace Feck

in Dance on Its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199939985
eISBN:
9780199333134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939985.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Dance

“What's in a Dance? The Complexity of Information in Writings About Dance” draws from the author's experience in university teaching, specifically in courses that require writing about dance, ... More


Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This multi-author textbook provides an in-depth look at the rich and varied history of jazz dance, from its African roots in early American society until today. The book is divided into six main ... More


The Transmission of AfricanAmerican Concert Dance and American Jazz Dance

Gill Wright Miller

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/9780813049298.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Dance

What connects African-American concert dance and jazz dance? On the one hand, both forms derive from the same root: African vernacular dance. It is easy to identify elements of African aesthetics in ... More


Tourism, Globalization, and Caribbean Dance

Yvonne Daniel

in Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036538
eISBN:
9780252093579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines Caribbean dance in the context of tourism and globalization. In particular, it looks at the interaction between tourism enterprises and dance genres, dance artists, and island ... More


Introduction: Dance and Blackness

Halifu Osumare

in Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056616
eISBN:
9780813053530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056616.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Introduction explores the author’s major personality characteristic of rebelliousness that serves as the platform for the rest of the book. It defines “black dance” and the debate about whether ... More


Jazz Dance from 1970 into the Twenty-First Century

Jill Flanders Crosby and Michèle Moss

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/9780813049298.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

From the 1970s to the present, jazz continues experimenting and innovating, blending and fusing, leaving contestations and contradictions in its wake. Over time it became obvious that the genesis for ... More


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