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Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390695-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9069-5
...  6  Babylon Girls: Primitivist Modernism, Anti-modernism, and Black Chorus Line Dancers hroughout the 1920s and 1930s, troupes of colored cho- rines hinged together...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377665-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... Project, the Federal The• atre Project, the Federal Music Project, and the Federal Writers Project. A fifth program, the Federal Dance Project, came into being directly as a result of efforts by New York City dancers, and it enjoyed a short though impassioned history. The federal projects in...
Published: 15 April 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386483-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8648-3
...Dancers Who Stretch the Limits u ANA CAMPOY The lights are dim and the red velvet curtain is up. Hundreds of expec- tant eyes stare at the bare stage. They know he’s coming—they read his name on the program—but a split second later, Rolando...
Published: 05 March 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376828-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7682-8
Published: 22 March 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395676-100
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9567-6
...A Dancer’s Mission Bulbul Chowdhury Bulbul Chowdhury (1919–54) was born in undivided Bengal. His ancestral village was Chunti, in the district of Chittagong. Bulbul’s childhood was spent traveling with his father, who, as a service holder, was posted to various places in Bengal: Bandel...
Published: 19 April 1990
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381631-027
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8163-1
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
... violence. This is exemplified in the details of a men’s meeting called by a chief to mitigate the violence troubling his chiefdom, and in the ways in which ngoma dancers are pressured to participate in violent politics. Like martial arts and other pugilistic vocations (wrestling, boxing, capoeira), ngoma’s...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397281-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9728-1
...8 THE FEMALE DANCER AND THE MALE GAZE: FEMINIST CRITIQUES OF EARLY MODERN DANCE Susan Manning n academic circles it has become a truism that feminisms (plural) rn have replaced feminism (singular). However, this is not necessarily...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
... Chapter 7 follows Umzansi Zulu Dancers into an independent recording studio. After descriptions of the changed landscape of music recording in Johannesburg and the demographic shifts in the personnel inside studios over the last two decades, the ethnographic attention turns to the details of a...
Published: 19 July 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388586-039
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8858-6
...Garden Variety Means ‘‘harmless ‘‘without danger like the type of snake found in gardens. First version was in Rome ’68–69, then Paris ’70. This is a piece which brings the outdoors indoors. It uses natural sounds on tape, various musicians & a dancer, as well as certain items found...
Published: 01 January 1997
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
...A p p • N D I x I I Chronology of the Federal Dance Project (January 1936-December 1937) January 14. 1936. The Dancers Association telegraphs Hallie Flanagan. director of the Federal Theatre. requesting formation of an independent Dance Project with...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... The Saint rivals Flamingo and 12 West closed during 1981, unable to hold on to their core dancers in the face of Bruce Mailman’s recently opened venue. Mailman attempted to re-create the collectivity of the gay male dance floor by employing a roster of DJs who, by dint of their revolving...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-033
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
.... Meanwhile the sonic identity of the venue began to cluster around sounds that were increasingly devoid of African American influence. Dancers became increasingly focused on tailoring all aspects of the experience toward achieving a collective high. ...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-0010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
... The book concludes with thoughts on the pleasures of ngoma performance as they are entwined with Zulu masculine virtuosity, anger as affect, and the violent politics of South African history. Ngoma singer-dancers struggle for respectable manhood in a postapartheid South Africa that is still...
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By Fred Moten
Book: B Jenkins
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392675-042
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9267-5
... announced the fire on the other side of downtown this long-ass road. I know one time I made a dancer’s hand fly off, foundry like powder, alamaquilladora orange oran nogales. alamedid breakdown is a fable, hard transfer, aleave in nether, hard angle, low land, again, said booker little, what...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... attract a crowd of 1,800 on Fridays and 2,800 on Saturdays, with Italian and Latin dancers entering into rivalrous yet friendly competition. Elsewhere, Bruce Forest took over from Tee Scott at Better Days, while the Paradise Garage and the Loft fine-tuned their setups. Garage sound engineer Richard Long...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373636-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7363-6
..., so prominent are his harmonics and so distorted his high falsetto growl. “Yizwa! [Listen the dancers bark, their unison sound deep in pitch, percussive in effect. “Shiya! [Leave it he rasps back at them in his head register, overlapping with their outburst. “Shiya!” the dancers...
Published: 01 January 1997
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9728-1
...ACKNOWLEDGMENTS My thanks go first of all to the scholars who participated in this volume, and to the dancers who gave them so much to write about. My thanks also to Rey• nolds Smith, my editor at Duke University Press, who was enthusiastic about this project from the beginning and...
Published: 21 March 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386193-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8619-3
... Press, Madurai, 1998 307 46. Dancer G. Lalitha’s calendar for the 1998 drama season 308 47. Dancer S. Kaliselvi’s calendar for the 1998 drama season 308 48. Dancer ‘‘Silk’’ Kalaiselvi, Madurai, 1998 315 49. Going by van, Madurai, 1998 315 50. Dancer Kasturi of Pudukkottai with her family, 1992 351...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384823-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8482-3
... right. I was flat in the middle of a magic place . . . Whiskey River Landing on the levee of the Atchafalaya Swamp in sout Loosiana. The floor was givin’ underneath the dancers. . . . They stood on their toes, rocked on their heels, they moved like water skippers on the top of a chocolate swamp...