This week, lots of dancers from a variety of traditions are reading this article “At What Point Does Appreciation Become Appropriation?” from Dance Magazine, August 2019 issue. It’s got a lot of salient points for lindy hoppers to consider, as we practice this African American artform. It doesn’t present any easy answers, but instead highlights how different dancers negotiate the challenges of representing accurately the roots of the dance they practice, from Flamenco, Indian traditional dance, Jamaican dancehall, hip-hop, and Irish dance.
Other Stuff We Liked:
Yesterday was the birthday of William James "Count" Basie , born August 21, 1904. It’s hard to pick a favorite Count Basie song, so we’ll just leave this 1965 concert filmed by the BBC right here. You’re welcome.
Lastly, check out this sweet little video of Juan Villafane and Mariel Gastiarena of Argentina preparing for a show with the Hot Shooters band from last month.
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