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African-American concert dance : the Harlem Renaissance and beyond

Author: John O Perpener
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aims to advance the study of pioneering black dancers by providing biographical and historical information on a group of artists who worked during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s to legitimize black  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John O Perpener
ISBN: 0252026756 9780252026751 0252072618 9780252072611
OCLC Number: 45629845
Description: xviii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Early influences on Black concert dance --
Hemsley Winfield --
Edna Guy, Randolph Sawyer, and Ollie Burgoyne --
Charles Williams --
Asadata Dafora --
Katherine Dunham --
Pearl Primus --
1950s-1990s: an overview.
Responsibility: John O. Perpener III.

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