Browse by Subject: Dance and Music

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Dancing the Afrofuture: Hula, Hip-Hop, and the Dunham Legacy

In this memoir, Halifu Osumare reflects on how her career as a dancer and activist influenced her growth as a scholar writing the stories of global hip-hop and Black culture.

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Southern History Remixed: On Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll and the Dilemma of Race

This book spotlights the key role of popular music in the shaping of the United States South from the late nineteenth century to the era of rock ‘n’ roll, showing how the region’s musical activities reveal deep histories of racial tensions in southern culture.

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Jacksonville and the Roots of Southern Rock

The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd helped usher in a new kind of southern music from Jacksonville, Florida. Together, they and fellow bands like Blackfoot, 38 Special, and Molly Hatchet would reset the course of seventies rock. Michael FitzGerald tells the story of how the River City bred this generation of legendary musicians.

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The Life and Music of Graham Jackson

This book is the first biography of Graham Jackson, a virtuosic musician whose life story displays the complexities of being a Black professional in the segregated South.

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Shaping Dance Canons: Criticism, Aesthetics, and Equity

The first book to examine dance criticism in the United States across 100 years, this study argues that critics in the popular press have influenced how dance has been defined and valued, as well as which artists and dance forms have been taken most seriously.

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Capoeira Connections: A Memoir in Motion

This ethnographic memoir weaves together the history of capoeira, recent transformations in the practice, and personal insights from author Katya Wesolowski’s thirty years of experience as a capoeirista.

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Research Methods in the Dance Sciences

A valuable new resource for the growing field of the dance sciences, this book provides foundational knowledge for anyone who wants to understand, apply, and conduct research with dancers.

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Play All Night! Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East

Bob Beatty dives deep into the motivations and musical background of Duane Allman to tell the story of what made At Fillmore East not just a smash hit, but one of the most important live rock albums in history.

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A Guide to a Somatic Movement Practice: The Anatomy of Center

In this introduction to the work of somatic dance education pioneer Nancy Topf, readers are ushered on a journey to explore the movement of the body through a close awareness of anatomical form and function.

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Vaganova Today: The Preservation of Pedagogical Tradition

In this absorbing volume, Catherine Pawlick traces Vaganova's story from her early years as a ballet student in tsarist Russia to her career as a dancer with the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet to her work as a pedagogue and choreographer. Pawlick then goes beyond biography to address Vaganova's legacy today, offering the first-ever English translations of primary source materials and intriguing interviews with pedagogues and dancers from the Academy and the Mariinsky Ballet, including some who studied with Vaganova herself.