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The Black Dancing Body: A Geography From Coon to Cool
by Brenda Dixon Gottschild

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Format: Paperback
Classification: Nonfiction
Page Count: 332
ISBN13: 9781403971210
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Macmillan
Parent Company: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck

Book Description:
What is the essence of black dance in America? To answer that question, Brenda Dixon Gottschild maps an unorthodox ’geography’, the geography of the black dancing body, to show the central place black dance has in American culture. From the feet to the butt, to hair to skin/face, and beyond to the soul/spirit, Brenda Dixon Gottschild talks to some of the greatest choreographers of our day including Garth Fagan, Francesca Harper, Meredith Monk, Brenda Buffalino, Doug Elkins, Ralph Lemon, Fernando Bujones, Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, Jawole Zollar, Bebe Miller, Sean Curran and Shelly Washington to look at the evolution of black dance and it’s importance to American culture. This is a groundbreaking piece of work by one of the foremost African-American dance critics of our day.

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