The (Black) Dancing Body as a Matter of Culture

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The (Black) Dancing Body as a Matter of Culture

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Description

Through dance demonstrations and visual images, Dixon Gottschild examines the pervasive Africanist presence in American culture and the sociopolitical implications of its invisibility. With dance as the focus and race the parameter, she reveals Africanisms in modern and postmodern dance and American ballet.

Brenda Dixon Gottschild is a cultural historian, actress, and dancer.

Publication Date

10-1-2009

Keywords

American culture, black bodies, Africanism, modern dance, postmodern dance, ballet, black invisibility

Disciplines

African American Studies | Dance

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