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The Resource America dancing : from the cakewalk to the moonwalk, Megan Pugh

America dancing : from the cakewalk to the moonwalk, Megan Pugh

Label
America dancing : from the cakewalk to the moonwalk
Title
America dancing
Title remainder
from the cakewalk to the moonwalk
Statement of responsibility
Megan Pugh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
JAI
Dewey number
793.3/1973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1623
LC item number
.P843 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
America dancing : from the cakewalk to the moonwalk, Megan Pugh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cakewalk, America's first national dance -- Bill Robinson's dream -- Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers pick themselves up -- Agnes de Mille's square dance -- Paul Taylor's bugle boy -- Michael Jackson's moonwalk
Control code
ocn927314884
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 398 pages
Isbn
9780300201314
Lccn
2015939313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)927314884
Label
America dancing : from the cakewalk to the moonwalk, Megan Pugh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cakewalk, America's first national dance -- Bill Robinson's dream -- Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers pick themselves up -- Agnes de Mille's square dance -- Paul Taylor's bugle boy -- Michael Jackson's moonwalk
Control code
ocn927314884
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 398 pages
Isbn
9780300201314
Lccn
2015939313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)927314884

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