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“A Colorful Nightmare”

Danielle Robinson.

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...

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Afterword

K. Meira Goldberg.

in Sonidos Negros

January 2019; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 922 words.

The projects of “fugitive planning and black study” are mostly about reaching out to find connection; they are about making common cause with the brokenness of being, a...

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“An Interesting Experiment in Eugenics”

Paul A. Scolieri.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 12830 words.

The “ethnic dance” movement in the United States is closely associated with Ted Shawn, the “Father of American Dance” (1891–1972). Shawn and his wife and dancing partner, Ruth St. Denis,...

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“And I Make My Own”

Christopher J. Wells.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 10275 words.

This chapter applies spatial practice theory to the intersections of power relations, social spaces, and embodied performance in the dance culture of Great Depression-era Harlem. Tracing...

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Authenticity and Ethnicity: Folk Dance, Americanization, and the Immigrant Body in the Early Twentieth Century

Jessica Ray Herzogenrath.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 9369 words.

During the Progressive Era, settlement workers attempted to regulate dance both within and outside settlement house walls as a method to instill proper "American" body behaviors,...

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Ballet and Whiteness

Jennifer Fisher.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 6106 words.

This chapter examines the history and practice of skin color prejudices in the ballet world, especially as they relate to conceptions of “whiteness.” The ethnic roots of ballet...

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Being Indian Through Dance

Joan L. Erdman and Hema Rajagopalan.

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 12454 words.

Although hybridity is acknowledged for NRIs (nonresident Indians), how it is achieved remains to be fully explored. In Chicago the collision and confusion of Indian ethnicity and American...

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Beyond Colonization, Commodification, and Reclamation

Christine Emi Chan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 13510 words.

The Hawaiian Islands have long been characterized as a place of romance, mystery, and exotic cultural experiences. Since the 18th century arrival of Europeans, this view of Hawaii has been...

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Biblical Heroines and Anti-Heroines

Rebecca Rossen.

in Dancing Jewish

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 15242 words.

This chapter further scrutinizes gender and Jewishness through an examination of Anna Sokolow’s Songs of a Semite (1943), Pearl Lang’s Song of Deborah (1949–67), and Victoria Marks’s My...

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Black Erased

Kathy M. Milazzo.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 9711 words.

One of flamenco's many palos, or forms, is the tango, which was transported as the tango de negros or tangos de Americas from Cuba to Spain in the mid-nineteenth century. There, it was...

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Butch Bodies, Big Drums

Angela K. Ahlgren.

in Drumming Asian America

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 11817 words.

The chapter contends that performances by the all-women’s taiko group Jodaiko highlight the intersectional nature of identity for the queer Asian, Asian American, and Asian Canadian women...

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Casino Dancing in Cuba and Miami

Juliet McMains.

in Spinning Mambo into Salsa

July 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 10490 words.

This chapter examines the evolution of Cuban salsa, better known as “casino,” in Cuba and Miami. Cuban timba music, the effects of cultural tourism on Cuban dance practices, and the way...

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Choreographic Labor, FTFO

Kiri Miller.

in Playable Bodies

May 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 14130 words.

This chapter focuses on choreographic labor, highlighting the perspectives of game choreographers. These creative workers function as cultural intermediaries between the game industry and...

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Choreographing Interculturalism

Rebekah J. Kowal.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Ethnomusicology. 11664 words.

This chapter unpacks the contradictory cultural politics surrounding the American Museum of Natural History’s popular midcentury dance program, Around the World with Dance and Song....

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Commercialization of New York Salsa Music and Dance

Juliet McMains.

in Spinning Mambo into Salsa

July 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 16185 words.

This chapter focuses on the evolution of New York salsa music and dance from the late 1960s through the early 1990s. It examines how musical innovations led to new ways of dancing, and...

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Common Goods

Victoria Fortuna.

in Moving Otherwise

January 2019; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 12502 words.

This chapter examines how contemporary dance embraced cooperative politics following Argentina’s 2001 economic crisis. It begins with the 2007–8 labor dispute at the San Martín Theater that...

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Concentric Circles of Theatricality

K. Meira Goldberg.

in Sonidos Negros

January 2019; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 15584 words.

In early modern Spain, raza (race) signified the stain of Blackness, while casta (chaste, caste) signified purity of blood—Whiteness. But with its empire in decline, eighteenth-century...

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Conclusion

Danielle Robinson.

in Modern Moves

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 2089 words.

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Conclusion

Rebecca Rossen.

in Dancing Jewish

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 3931 words.

The conclusion considers the politics at play in the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s decision to commission Paul Taylor, a non-Jewish American choreographer, to create a new dance in...

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Conclusion

Angela K. Ahlgren.

in Drumming Asian America

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 2472 words.

The conclusion describes and analyzes an informal performance of the song “Joy Bubble” by Tiffany Tamaribuchi and its expansion into the dance “Tanko Bushi,” a popular obon song, at a 2017...

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