Living Pictures Representing The History Of Black Dance
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Most of the dancers we will study are profiled in
Black Dance In America: A History Through It’s People
, by James Haskins. This text will serve as an invaluable tool in our preparation for the video. Videos on African and ethnic dance are readily available for rental and will be shown as models to inspire choreography. I have included a list of poems, videos, and movies that will be used while teaching the unit. The students will also visit different museums like the Yale Art Gallery and hopefully, the Schomberg in New York to further their research for interesting and useful pictures and poses.