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 Post subject: A TERRIFIC article on Jazz dance - at
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2000 5:53 pm 

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Oh, this is a good article! First off, the entire PBS Jazz site is really terrific and I hope people have the time and interest to look around. However I am going to link straight to the article on dance by Loren Schoenberg, Conductor and saxophonist.<P>It starts:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Music in general and jazz specifically both have strong links to the dance. One of the most influential elements of African culture was its polyrhythmic nature, which found expression in dance.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>And keep your eye out for these parts:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>By the early 1940s, there was already a division between the jazz dancers whose roots were in the theaters and ballrooms of black America, and a more self-consciously theatrical, more stylized and less spontaneous style epitomized by Katherine Dunham's dance company. The latter is why many think of Bob Fosse and innumerable Broadway shows when they think of a jazz dance.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>and <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>It is worth noting that until recently, all of jazz's greatest musicians experienced the magical conjunction of jazz and dance, and it is manifestly audible in the dancing rhythms that characterize their music.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Here's the link:<BR> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <P><p>[This message has been edited by Priscilla (edited December 22, 2000).]

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