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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
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"--
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10126093
Cataloging source
DLC
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Schwartz, Peggy
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1785.P73
LC item number
S38 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Schwartz, Murray
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True
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  • Primus, Pearl
  • Dancers
  • African American dancers
  • Choreographers
  • African American dance
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Modern
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a biography of Pearl Primus
Label
The dance claimed me : a biography of Pearl Primus, Peggy and Murray Schwartz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
324 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300155341
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010049533
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o670481384
  • (OCoLC)670481384
Label
The dance claimed me : a biography of Pearl Primus, Peggy and Murray Schwartz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
324 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300155341
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010049533
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o670481384
  • (OCoLC)670481384

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