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Dance During the Harlem Renaissance
Transcript of Dance During the Harlem Renaissance
Known as "Muscle head".
Widely celebrated choreographer during the 1930s and 1940s
Pioneer of the Lindy Hop,one of the most famous dances created during the Harlem Renaissance.
"I never taught people where to step on '2', because when I learned how to dance there was no '2'. We just danced to the music.
Combination of Charleston, jazz and tap steps, ballet, and some steps from the Viennese Waltz.
Modern day Dunham Technique
The Dunham technique influenced jazz and is still taught to modern dancers. Dunham developed the idea of dance as a cultural form of identity and paved the way for many other African- American dancers and choreographers during her time.
Modern Day Lindy Hop (Swing)
Best Known for Cultural dancing, which consisted of Carribean and African type of movement.
Created her own style of dance called the Dunham technique.
Founded Negro dance group where she taught ethnic dance and her technique.
The Lindy Hop
The Dunham Technique
Incorporated interpretations of Caribbean dances, traditional ballet, African rituals, and African American rhythms.
The Lindy Hop influenced the modern day swing dance. They are both based off of six and eight count steps and incorporate similar moves such as dips, side-steps, and spins.
By: Claudia Garcia, Stephanie Aiello, Kelsey Baxter, Daisy De Luna, Tala Esau, and Jordan Kaprive