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Perspectives on American dance : the twentieth century / edited by Jennifer Atkins, Sally R. Sommer, and Tricia Henry Young.

Other author/creatorAtkins, Jennifer, editor.
Other author/creatorSommer, Sally R., editor.
Other author/creatorYoung, Tricia Henry, 1955- editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2020.
Descriptionx, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Sampling moves -- Dancing identity: the annual smoki "ceremonial dances" of Prescott, Arizona / Lynette Russell -- Jitterbuggers, sugar plums, and a geisha: dancing nexus in Japanese American Incarceration Facilities of World War II / Marta Robertson -- Doppelg√§nger with a difference: Ruth Page's debt (and dedication) to African American jazz / Joellen A. Meglin -- Alonzo King LINES Ballet: counterpoints / Jill Nunes Jensen -- Broadcasting moves -- Flirting with terpsichore: show dancing in 1930s Hollywood musicals / Adrienne L. McLean -- Sailors in the city: dance, nationalism, and cultural imperialism in Anchors aweigh and On the town / Kathaleen Boche -- "Just kids": youth, community, and race in televised teen dance programs of the 1950s / Julie Malnig -- On the world's stage: Nana Gollner, an American classical ballerina and the rhetoric of ballet nationalism, 1930-1950 / Karen Eliot -- Critiquing moves -- Flagging the body, dancing the nation: the bodies politic of Isadora Duncan and Yvonne Rainer / Sara Wolf -- Staging stars and stripes: (re)choreographing the American flag / Lizzie Leopold -- Gender and the dancing body in English country dance / Daniel Walkowitz -- Cabaret: a study of fascism, sexuality, and politics / Dara Milovanovińá -- Self-determination and public space: the performative politics of breaking / Cutler Edwards.
Abstract The editors of this anthology analyze a broad range of themes and dance styles in order to examine how dance has helped to shape American identity. This volume focuses on dance and its social, cultural, and political constructs.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN9780813068251 (paperback)
ISBN0813068258 (paperback)

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