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Joan Myers Brown and the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Biohistory of American Performance Brenda Dixon Gottschild

Joan Myers Brown and the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Biohistory of American Performance

Brenda Dixon Gottschild

Published January 11th 2012
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Kindle Edition
510 pages
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Founder of the Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco) and the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts, Joan Myers Browns personal and professional histories reflect the hardships as well as the advances of African Americans in the artistic and socialMoreFounder of the Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco) and the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts, Joan Myers Browns personal and professional histories reflect the hardships as well as the advances of African Americans in the artistic and social developments of the twentieth century and into the new millennium.  Dixon Gottschild uses Browns career as the fulcrum to leverage an exploration of the connection between performance, society, and race, beginning with Browns predecessors in the 1920s and a concert dance tradition that had no previous voice to tell its story from the inside out.  Browns background and richly contoured biography are object lessons in survival - a true American narrative.