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I see America dancing: selected readings, 1685-2000

Author: Maureen Needham
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Representing dancers, scholars, admirers, and critics, this title offers a diverse collection of primary documents and articles about the place and shape of dance in the United States from colonial  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Needham
ISBN: 0252026934 9780252026935 0252069994 9780252069994
OCLC Number: 46918095
Description: 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Dances of the Native Americans. 1. The manners, customs, and condition of the North American Indians (1836) / George Catlin --
2. The ghost dance (1890) / James A. Mooney --
3. Indian bureau regulations (1902) / W. A. Jones, commissioner --
4. Keeping the rituals alive (1985) / Jill D. Sweet --
5. Contemporary Native American pow-wow dancing (2000) / Tara Browner --
6. Navajo night chant for the dance of the thunderbirds / translated by Washington Matthews --
pt. 2. Other dance traditions in America. 7. Playford's "English Dancing Master" (1651) and country dancing in America / Kate Van Winkle Keller and Genevieve Shimer --
8. The war of the quadrilles: Creoles vs. Americans (1804) / Maureen Needham --
9. Sunday afternoon dances in Congo Square (1819) / Benjamin Henry Latrobe --
10. Japanese Bon dance survivals in Hawai'i (1982) / Judy Van Zile --
11. All lined up at the Wildhorse Saloon (1997) / Maureen Needham --
12. Swingin' out: southern California's lindy revival (2000) / Juliet McMains and Danielle Robinson --
pt. 3. The anti-dance brigade. 13. An arrow against profane and promiscuous dancing drawn out of the quiver of the scriptures (1685) / Increase Mather --
14. From the ballroom to hell (1894) / Thomas A. Faulkner --
15. Dance-hall reform (1909) / Belle Lindner Israels --
16. The twist: brave new whirl (1962) / Marshall Fishwick --
17. The dance of the century (1988) / New York Times, Dec. 12, 1988 --
pt. 4. Pioneers of theatrical dance in America. 18. John Durang (1768-1822), first American theatrical dancer / John Durang --
19. The American career of Jean Baptiste Francisqui (1793-1808) / Maureen Needham --
20. Critics react to Fanny Elssler's American debut (1840-41) / New York Mirror, May 30, 1840, Ralph Waldo Emerson's Journal, Oct., 1841 --
21. The Black Crook Burlesque (1867) / G. W. Griffin with Mr. Christy for Christy's Minstrels --
22. Critics react to The Black Crook (1866) / New York Times, Sept. 13, 1866, New York Daily Tribune, Sept. 17, 1866 --
pt. 5. The creators: visions of America. 23. The American Heroine (1786) / Jean-Franḑois Arnould-Mussot --
24. America, a grand historical spectacle (1893) / Imre Kiralfy --
25. Isadora Duncan's vision of America dancing (1927) / Isadora Duncan --
26. Dancing for men (1926) / Ted Shawn --
27. Platform for the American dance / Martha Graham --
28. Declaration / Doris Humphrey --
29. American document (1938) / Martha Graham --
30. Southland (1951) / Katherine Dunham --
31. A critic reacts to Balanchine's Stars and Stripes (1958) / Lillian Moore --
32. Flag dance (1970) / Yvonne Rainer --
33. Naked in America (1999) / Sonjé Mayo with text by Jean Dell --
34. Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land (1990) / Bill T. Jones with Peggy Gillespie --
Appendix : Chronology of selected dance styles and genres ; Selected general readings and references on theatrical dance.
Responsibility: edited by Maureen Needham.
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