The Resource The dance claimed me : a biography of Pearl Primus, Peggy and Murray Schwartz

The dance claimed me : a biography of Pearl Primus, Peggy and Murray Schwartz

Label
The dance claimed me : a biography of Pearl Primus
Title
The dance claimed me
Title remainder
a biography of Pearl Primus
Statement of responsibility
Peggy and Murray Schwartz
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pearl Primus (1919-1994) blazed onto the dance scene in 1943 with stunning works that incorporated social and racial protest into their dance aesthetic. In The Dance Claimed Me, Peggy and Murray Schwartz, friends and colleagues of Primus, offer an intimate perspective on her life and explore her influences on American culture, dance, and education. They trace Primus's path from her childhood in Port of Spain, Trinidad, through her rise as an influential international dancer, an early member of the New Dance Group (whose motto was "Dance is a weapon"), and a pioneer in dance anthropology. Primus traveled extensively in the United States, Europe, Israel, the Caribbean, and Africa, and she played an important role in presenting authentic African dance to American audiences. She engendered controversy in both her private and professional lives, marrying a white Jewish man during a time of segregation and challenging black intellectuals who opposed the "primitive" in her choreography. Her political protests and mixed-race tours in the South triggered an FBI investigation, even as she was celebrated by dance critics and by contemporaries like Langston Hughes. For The Dance Claimed Me, the Schwartzes interviewed more than a hundred of Primus's family members, friends, and fellow artists, as well as other individuals to create a vivid portrayal of a life filled with passion, drama, determination, fearlessness, and brilliance"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
792.802/8092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1785.P73
LC item number
S38 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The dance claimed me : a biography of Pearl Primus, Peggy and Murray Schwartz
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One. From Laventille to Camp Wo-Chi-Ca -- Two. A Life in Dance -- Three. African Transformations -- Four. Teaching, Traveling, and the FBI -- Five. Trinidad Communities -- Six. Return to Africa -- Seven. The PhD -- Eight. The Turn to Teaching and Return to the Stage -- Nine. Academic Trials and Triumphs -- Ten. Transmitting the Work -- Eleven. Barbados : Return to the Sea
Control code
ocn727944936
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283114349
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 22573/ctt111439
  • 8fbcc389-644c-4bec-a639-55e931c3f87e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32974589
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)727944936
  • pebcs030015643X

Library Locations

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