Jazz dance : a history of the roots and branches
- edited by Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver.
- Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xix, 310 pages)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part I. What Is Jazz Dance?
- -- Jazz Dance as a Continuum / Patricia Cohen
- The Family of Jazz Dance / Bob Boross
- A Twenty-First-Century Jazz Dance Manifesto / Sheron Wray
- If Jazz Dance, Then Jazz Music! / Billy Siegenfeld
- Jazz Dance Styles / Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver, with author contributions
- -- Part II. Jazz Dance History
- -- The African Origins of an American Art Form / Takiyah Nur Amin
- Jazz Dance from Emancipation to
- 1970 / Jill Flanders Crosby and Michèle Moss
- Jazz Dance from
- 1970 into the Twenty-First Century / Jill Flanders Crosby and Michèle Moss
- Historical Movement Chart / Tom Ralabate
- -- Part III. Master Teachers and Choreographers, 1930-1990
- -- The Authentic Jazz Dance Legacy of Pepsi Bethel / Karen Hubbard
- Jack Cole and Theatrical Jazz Dance / Teal Darkenwald
- Katherine Dunham's Mark on Jazz Dance / Saroya Corbett
- Bob Fosse's Jazz Revolution / Cheryl Mrozowski
- The Legacy of Gus Giordano / Michael McStraw
- Frank Hatchett's Jazz Dance / Bob Boross
- Luigi, Jazz Dance Icon / Patricia Cohen
- The "Free Style" Jazz Dance of Matt Mattox / Bob Boross
- Donald McKayle, Jazz Dance Then and Now / Bob Boross
- Lynn Simonson and Simonson Technique / Kimberly Karpanty
- -- Part IV. Related Forms and Styles
- -- Tappin' Jazz Lines / Ray Miller
- Jazz Dance in the Broadway Musical / Kirsten Harvey
- The Transmission of African-American Concert Dance and American Jazz Dance / Gill Wright Miller
- Jazz Dance, Pop Culture, and the Music Video Era / Melanie George
- Hip-Hop Dance as Community Expression and Global Phenomenon / Moncell Durden
- -- Part V. Perspectives on Teaching and Training
- -- Jazz Dance Training via Private Studios, Competitions, and Conventions / Lindsay Guarino
- Jazz Dance in Higher Education / Kim Chandler Vaccaro
- Jazz Dance as a Gateway to Community Engagement / Lynnette Young Overby
- -- Part VI. Contemporary Topics in Jazz Dance
- -- Jazz Dance and Racism / Carlos Jones
- Vernacular Jazz Dance and Race in Hollywood Cinema / Susie Trenka
- Jazz Dance as American Export in France and the United Kingdom / Sheron Wray
- A Study of the Power of Club Jazz in 1980s London / Michèle Scott
- Performing Energy : American Rhythm Dancing and the Articulation of the Inarticulate / Billy Siegenfeld
- A Journey into the Heart of Jazz Dance / Jill Flanders Crosby.
- Part I. What is jazz dance?
- part II. Jazz dance history
- part III. Master teachers and choreographers, 1930-1990
- part IV. Related forms and styles
- part V. Perspectives on teaching and training
- part VI. Contemporary topics in jazz dance.
The history of jazz dance is best understood by thinking of it as a tree. The roots of jazz dance are African. Its trunk is vernacular, shaped by European influence, and exemplified by the Charleston and the Lindy Hop. From the vernacular have grown many and varied branches, including tap, Broadway, funk, hip-hop, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, pop, club jazz, popping, B-boying, party dances, and more. Unique in its focus on history rather than technique, Jazz Dance offers the only overview of trends and developments since 1960. Editors Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver have assembled an array of seasoned practitioners and scholars who trace the numerous histories of jazz dance and examine various aspects of the field, including trends, influences, training, race, aesthetics, international appeal, and its relationship to tap, rock, indie, black concert dance, and Latin dance. Featuring discussions of such dancers and choreographers as Bob Fosse and Katherine Dunham, as well as analyses of how the form's vocabulary differs from ballet, this complex and compelling history captures the very essence of jazz dance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- Includes index.
- 9780813048741 (electronic bk.)
- 0813048745 (electronic bk.)