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Baker, Josephine

Patrick O’Connor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Voice. 1685 words.

Baker, Josephine (03 June 1906–12 April 1975), dancer, singer, and civil rights activist, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Eddie Carson, a musician, and Carrie Macdonald....

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Break Dancing.

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — United States History.

Hip-hop—the wild-style world of graffiti, break dancing, and rapping—started in the mid-1970s as an underground current in New York City. After the film Flashdance (1983) was released,...

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Campion, Mary Anne

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; Social and Cultural History; Dance. 611 words.

Campion, Mary Anne (c. 1687–1706), singer and dancer, was born of lowly parents, her father having possibly been a servant of William Cavendish, first duke of Devonshire. She displayed a...

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Carmen DeLavallade

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — United States History.

(born 6 March 1931 in Los Angeles), American dancer, choreographer, and actress.

Known primarily for her work with Lester Horton, Alvin Ailey, and her husband, Geoffrey Holder, de...

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Footwear

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Dance.

Is not essential to dance. The dances of many countries and periods have been performed without shoes. In the early twentieth century, the absence of shoes became a distinguishing...

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GarÍfuna

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Regional and National History.

The Garífuna people, also known as Karaphuna or Black Caribs, are the descendants of Africans of unknown origin and indigenous peoples of the Lesser Antilles, who were termed “Caribs” by ...

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Harney, William Selby

Richmond L. Clow.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Dance; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1070 words.

Harney, William Selby (22 August 1800–09 May 1889), soldier, was born in Haysborough, Tennessee, the son of Thomas Harney, a merchant and surveyor, and Margaret Hudson. Harney was first...

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Judith Jamison

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — History.

(b Philadelphia, 10 May 1943)

US dancer, choreographer, and director. She studied at the Judimar School of Dance, at the Philadelphia Dance Academy, where she was discovered by...

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La Meri

Overview page. Subjects: History — Biographical Studies — Indian Music — Dance.

(Russell Meriwether Hughes; born 13 May 1899 in Louisville, Kentucky, died 7 January 1988 in San Antonio,

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Luahine, Iolani

Barbara Bennett Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Voice; Australasian and Pacific History; World History. 1306 words.

Luahine, Iolani (31 January 1915–10 December 1978), kuma hula (hula master teacher), dancer, and chanter, kuma hula (hula master teacher), dancer, and chanter, was born Harriet Lanihau...

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