America Dancing

For this week, read and respond to the textbook for our class. America Dancin” rel=”nofollow”>ing: From the Cakewalk to the Moonwalk came out very recently
watch the followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing videos that represent some of what the writer discusses in” rel=”nofollow”>in the book:

Cakewalk: (or feel free to search cakewalk in” rel=”nofollow”>in YouTube and look at a different video)

Comedy Cakewalk:

Le Cakewalk Inferno (directed by Georges Melies, same as Trip to the Moon):

The Little Colonel Stair Dance (one of my favorite dance scenes on film ever, with Bojangles and Shirley Temple):

The Nicholas Brothers’ Jumpin” rel=”nofollow”>in‘ Jive Dance from Stormy Weather (this is in” rel=”nofollow”>incredible dancin” rel=”nofollow”>ing right here!):

Gold Diggers of 1933: (or any of the other dance sequences on YouTube for this film, Berkeley’s choreography is legendary and set the stage for much of what people would make with movement in” rel=”nofollow”>in future eras):

Films, for extra credit: I’d like you to watch two Fred Astaire films, Top Hat and Swin” rel=”nofollow”>ing Time

After you have read and watched the videos, please write a 1-2 page sin” rel=”nofollow”>ingle-spaced response addressin” rel=”nofollow”>ing some of these questions and your response to the material in” rel=”nofollow”>in general

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