Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir.

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Osumare, Halifu. Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2018, pp.352, ISBN: 9780813056616.

This volume 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 the book the author reflects on what blackness and dance have meant to her life and international career. Her story begins in 1960s San Francisco amid the Black Arts Movement, 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...

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