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The Resource Dancing in Blackness : a memoir, Halifu Osumare

Dancing in Blackness : a memoir, Halifu Osumare

Label
Dancing in Blackness : a memoir
Title
Dancing in Blackness
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Halifu Osumare
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book explores a black female dancer's personal journey over four decades across three continents and numerous countries, including different parts of the U.S. It is personal musings about the place of dance and race in Halifu Osumare's life across time and space that defined her life choices and career path
  • "Dancing in Blackness is a professional dancer's personal journey over four decades, across three continents and twenty-three countries, and through defining moments in the story of black dance in America. In this memoir, Halifu Osumare reflects on what blackness and dance have meant to her life and international career. Osumare's story begins in 1960s San Francisco amid the Black Arts Movement, black militancy, and hippie counterculture. It was there that she chose dance as her own revolutionary statement. She moved to Europe, where she taught "jazz ballet" and established her own dance company in Copenhagen. Returning to the United States, she danced with the Rod Rodgers Dance Company in New York City and played key roles in integrating black dance programs into mainstream programming at the Lincoln Center. After dance fieldwork in Ghana, Osumare returned to California and helped develop Oakland's black dance scene. Along the way, she collaborated with major artistic movers and shakers: among them, Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Jean-Léon Destiné, and Donald McKayle. Now a black studies scholar, Osumare uses her extraordinary experiences to reveal the overlooked ways that dance has been a vital tool in the black struggle for recognition, justice, and self-empowerment. This is the inspiring story of an accomplished dance artist and a world-renowned dance scholar who has boldly developed and proclaimed her identity as a black woman." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
FUG/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osumare, Halifu
Dewey number
792.8092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1624.7.A34
LC item number
O78 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Osumare, Halifu
  • African American women dancers
  • Dance
  • African American dance
Label
Dancing in Blackness : a memoir, Halifu Osumare
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223123544240
  • 31223123544257
  • 31223123544265
  • 31223123544273
  • 31223123544281
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Brenda Dixon Gottschild -- Introduction: dancing in blackness -- Coming of age through (black) dance in the San Francisco Bay area -- Dancing in Europe -- Dancing in New York -- Dancing back into the S.F.-Oakland Bay area, 1973-1976 -- Dancing in Africa -- Dancing in the Oakland and beyond, 1977-1993
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 378 pages
Isbn
9780813056616
Lccn
2017031786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994206135
Label
Dancing in Blackness : a memoir, Halifu Osumare
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223123544240
  • 31223123544257
  • 31223123544265
  • 31223123544273
  • 31223123544281
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Brenda Dixon Gottschild -- Introduction: dancing in blackness -- Coming of age through (black) dance in the San Francisco Bay area -- Dancing in Europe -- Dancing in New York -- Dancing back into the S.F.-Oakland Bay area, 1973-1976 -- Dancing in Africa -- Dancing in the Oakland and beyond, 1977-1993
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 378 pages
Isbn
9780813056616
Lccn
2017031786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)994206135

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