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Volume 4 • Number 6 • 2011

On The Cover:
The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble performing Katherine Dunham's Rites de Passage
courtesy of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Archives.
[Photo by Zach Spadt]

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In Memory of Queen Nzinga Ratibisha Heru
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Dancin' on the Shoulders of Our Ancestors: An Introduction
by Aimee Glocke and Lawrence M. Jackson
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Terminology of Difference: Making the Case for Black Dance in the 21st Century and Beyond
by Takiyah Nur Amin
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The Saga of African Dance and Black Studies Departments
by Doris Green
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I Don't Want to do African.What About My Technique?': Transforming Dancing Places into Spaces in the Academy
by Raquel L. Monroe
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Theorizing Connectivities: African American Women in Concert Dance
by Thomas F. DeFrantz
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The Black Male Dancer Physique: An Object of White Desirability
by Lawrence M. Jackson
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Dancing with the Ghost of Minstrelsy: A Case Study of the Marginalization and Continued Survival of Rhythm Tap
by Donna-Marie Peters
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I Just Want to Get my Groove On: An African American Experience with Race, Racism, and the White Aesthetic in Dance
by Tracey Owens Patton
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CaribFunk Technique: Afro-Caribbean Feminism, Caribbean Dance and Popular Culture
by A'Keitha Carey
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Aesthetic Foundations & Activist Strategies of Intervention in Rickerby Hinds' Buckworld One
by Megan Anne Todd
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The Kilumi Rain Dance Ritual in Modern Kenya
by Mickie Mwanzia Koster
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Hoodoo Religion and American Dance Traditions: Rethinking the Ring Shout
by Katrina Hazzard-Donald
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From Kitchen Mechanics to 'Jubilant Spirits of Freedom': Black, Working-Class Women Dancing the Lindy Hop
by Kendra Unruh
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African Dance as Healing Modality throughout the Diaspora: The Use of Ritual and Movement to Work through Trauma
by Nicole M. Monteiro and Diana J. Wall
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When the Past Dances into the Future: An Interview with African-Centered Dance Scholar, Dr. Kariamu Welsh Asante
by Aimee Glocke
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