Unformatted text preview: estor. As you can imagine, there are many different groups in Africa,
As each with their own dances and style of dancing.
each Unfortunately, we cannot discuss them all, but hopefully the
videos this week will give you a hint of some of these other
dances. I would also highly suggest visiting the Musical Instrument
Museum (in Phoenix, off the 101 at Tatum).
Museum There is a huge room dedicated to the music of Africa, complete
There with videos. As dance and music are so entwined in African
culture, the videos are filled with great examples of African
dancing!! (and everything else in the museum is pretty great too!)
dancing!! “African dance forms are strong, virile and vital with a
feeling of dynamic thrust and resistance. . . . But more
than any combination of steps, African dance has an
urgency. The dancer has direction and purpose. The
purpose is to communicate.” **
purpose ** Primus, P. (1998). African dance. In K.W. Asante (Ed.), African
dance: an artistic, historical, and philosophical inquiry (pp. 3-11).
Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.
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- Summer '14
- History of dance, Dance music, dances