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Dancing the Black Question: The Phoenix Dance Company Phenomenon

By: Christy Adair

 

Katherine Dunham: Dancing A Life

By: Joyce Aschenbrenner

 

Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey

By: A. Peter Bailey

 

Performing Blackness: Enactments of African-American Modernism

By: Kimberly W. Benston

 

Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African American Dance

By: Thomas DeFrantz

 

Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey’s Embodiment of African American Culture

By: Thomas DeFrantz

 

The Spirit Moves – African-American Dance History – Savoy Style (video)

By: Mura Dehn

 

Marion D. Cuyjet and her Judimar School of Dance. Training Ballerinas in Black Philadelphia 1948-1971

By: Melanye White Dixon

 

Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance

By:  Jennifer Dunning


Island Possessed

By: Katherine Dunham

 

Journey to Accompong

 By: Katherine Dunham

 

A Touch of Innocence: Memoirs of Childhood

By: Katherine Dunham

 

Kaiso!: Writings By and About Katherine Dunham

By: Katherine Dunham, Veve A. Clark

 

African-American Performance and Theater History: A Critical Reader

By: Harry Justin Elam, David Krasner

 

Urban Bush Women: Twenty Years of African American Dance Theater, Community Engagement and Working it Out

By: Nadine George-Grave

 

The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville: The Whitman Sisters and the Negotiation of Race, Gender, Class in African American Theatre: 1900-1940

By: Nadine George-Graves

 

No Surrender! No Retreat!: African American Pioneer Performers of Twentieth American Theatre

By: Glenda Eloise Gill

 

The Black Dancing Body: A Geography from Coon to Cool

By: Brenda Dixon Gottschild

 

Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era

By: Brenda Dixon Gottschild

 

Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts

By: Brenda Dixon Gottschild

 

Jookin’: The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture

By: Katrina Hazzard-Gordon

 

No Longer an Oral Tradition: My Jouorney Through Dance/Percussion Notation

By: Ethnomusicologist Doris Green

Published by: Eloquent Books, Durham, CT

 

Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers

By: Constance Valis Hill

Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

By: Constance Valis Hill

 

A History of African American Theatre

By: Errol Hill, James Vernon Hatch

 

Dancing Spirit: An Autobiography

By: Judith Jamison, Howard Kaplan

 

Resistance, Parody and Double Consciousness in African American Theatre, 1895-19910

By: David Krasner

 

Night’s Dancer: The Life of Janet Collins

By: Yael Tamar Lewin

 

Dance in Hispanic Cultures; Vol. 3

By: Daniel Lewis; Harwood Academic Publishers 1994

 

The Black Tradition in American Dance

By: Richard A. Long, Joe Nash

 

Steppin’ on the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance

By Jacqui Malone

 

Stomping the Blues

By: Albert Murray

 

Fighting For Honor: History of African Martial Arts Traditions in the Atlantic World

By: T.J. Desch Obi

Published by: South Carolina University Press

 

The Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip-Hop: Power Moves

 By: Halifu Osumare

 

Black Choreographers Moving: A National Dialogue

By Halifu Osumare, Julinda Lewis-Ferguson

 

Dancing in Blackness. A Memoir: The Life and Times of Halifu Osumare

By: Halifu Osumare

Published by: University Press of Florida

 

African-American Concert Dance: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

By: John O. Perpener

 

Cabin in the Sky: A Musical Fantasy

By: Lynn Root

Music by: Vernon Duke

Lyrics by: John Latouche

Production Staged by: George Balanchine

Book Directed by: Albert Lewis

Setting and Costumes designed by: Boris Aaronson

 

Jazz Dance: The Story of American Vernacular Dance

By: Marshall Winslow Stearns, Jeans Stearns

 

Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy

By: Robert Farris Thompson

 

Tango: The Art History of Love

By: Robert Farris Thompson



Dancing Class: Gender, Ethnicity, and Social Divides in American Dance, 1890-1920

By: Linda J. Tomko