America dancing : from the cakewalk to the moonwalk

著者

    • Pugh, Megan

書誌事項

America dancing : from the cakewalk to the moonwalk

Megan Pugh

Yale University Press, c2015

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Includes bibliographical references and index

内容説明・目次

内容説明

An exuberant history of American dance, told through the lives of virtuoso performers who have defined the art The history of American dance reflects the nation's tangled culture. Dancers from wildly different backgrounds learned, imitated, and stole from one another. Audiences everywhere embraced the result as deeply American. Using the stories of tapper Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, ballet and Broadway choreographer Agnes de Mille, choreographer Paul Taylor, and Michael Jackson, Megan Pugh shows how freedom-that nebulous, contested American ideal-emerges as a genre-defining aesthetic. In Pugh's account, ballerinas mingle with slumming thrill-seekers, and hoedowns show up on elite opera house stages. Steps invented by slaves on antebellum plantations captivate the British royalty and the Parisian avant-garde. Dances were better boundary crossers than their dancers, however, and the issues of race and class that haunt everyday life shadow American dance as well. Deftly narrated, America Dancing demonstrates the centrality of dance in American art, life, and identity, taking us to watershed moments when the nation worked out a sense of itself through public movement.

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BB21774926
  • ISBN
    • 9780300201314
  • LCCN
    2015939313
  • 出版国コード
    us
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    New Haven
  • ページ数/冊数
    xii, 398 p.
  • 大きさ
    25 cm
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