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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqpINmqxlsc (or feel free to search cakewalk in” rel=”nofollow”>in YouTube and look at a different video)

Comedy Cakewalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVLuR7jj8Q

Le Cakewalk Inferno (directed by Georges Melies, same as Trip to the Moon): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s4qP8b2wH4

The Little Colonel Stair Dance (one of my favorite dance scenes on film ever, with Bojangles and Shirley Temple): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtHvetGnOdM

The Nicholas Brothers’ Jumpin” rel=”nofollow”>in‘ Jive Dance from Stormy Weather (this is in” rel=”nofollow”>incredible dancin” rel=”nofollow”>ing right here!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccuhyzGjEFI

Gold Diggers of 1933: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN_JXwNudh8 (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): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN_JXwNudh8

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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