To tap is to talk

My favorite move to do in dance is a time step. I love how fun and clear it sounds. I then began to wonder about other black women tappers who came before me. I was to to look into Dianne Walker. Dianne Walker aka "Lady Di" is an amazing tap dancer. In a YouTube clip … Continue reading To tap is to talk

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Mock Exam 2 Analyzing Movement

I Need Freedom from the Public When analyzing movement, one must draw attention to the individual, the group, and the overall society. This paper is an evaluation into the power and limitations that come with opting into or out of a group. The power of the group places particular constraints on individual movement both historically … Continue reading Mock Exam 2 Analyzing Movement

Transmission

Transmission The concept of transmission is complex.  I see transmission as the passing of information from one body to another.  When speaking about transmission in this dance context, I am referring to the sharing of an embodied practice.  Dance has been theorized as an essential component of culture.  Therefore, by using the term transmission, many … Continue reading Transmission

Untamed Space

Untamed Space by André M. Zachery was a wonderful celebration of black performance. Zachary’s work is strongly influenced by the theory of Afrofuturism. Soyica Diggs Colbert’s chapter “Black Movements: Flying Africans in Spaceships” clearly intertwines with Zachery’s work. She states, “The category of black movement brings together studies of migration and performance in order to … Continue reading Untamed Space