in Modern Moves
September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 7350 words.
Chapter two considers ragtime dancing among European immigrant youth within the contexts of American minstrelsy, African American migration, and European immigration. Based on period sheet...
in Martha Graham in Love and War
June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 12291 words.
This chapter discusses Voyage (1953) as a forgotten Graham work that rejects myth for personal reasons and attempts to apply psycho-dramatic techniques to the creation of choreography. It...
in Body Knowledge
September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 14481 words.
Conceptualized as a return to the pure, communal, spiritual experience of ancient art, pageants have long been understood as a divergence from other early twentieth-century art and...
in Gestures of Music Theater
December 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Dance. 7556 words.
Focusing on what this chapter terms its “operatic” vocal score, this chapter offers a detailed analysis of Fiona Shaw’s performance as Winnie in Beckett”s Happy Days (1961), in Deborah...
in Katherine Dunham
July 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 8184 words.
“Aesthetics as Politics” discusses how and why Dunham decided that her primary strategy to fight racism would be to create beautiful choreography rooted in Africanist aesthetics. After...
in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen
August 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .
Article. Subjects: Music; Dance. 9223 words.
This chapter argues that the African American dance practice of krumping editorialized in the 2005 David LaChapelle film RIZE defines a space of home as a system of feeling in early...
September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .
Book. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 264 pages.
This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille, from the 1940s through the 1960s. Six musicals are discussed in depth—Oklahoma!, One Touch of Venus, Bloomer Girl, Ca...