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DeFrantz, Thomas

Overview
Works: 52 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 5,856 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Academic theses  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewer, htt, Other, Moderator, Choreographer, Dancer
Classifications: GV1624.7.A34, 793.308996073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Thomas DeFrantz
 
Most widely held works by Thomas DeFrantz
Dancing revelations : Alvin Ailey's embodiment of African American culture by Thomas DeFrantz( )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 2,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He also addresses concerns about how dance performance is documented, including issues around spectatorship and the display of sexuality, the relationship of Ailey's dances to civil rights activism, and the establishment and maintenance of a successful, large-scale Black Arts institution."--Jacket
Dancing many drums : excavations in African American dance by Thomas DeFrantz( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of 11 essays exploring the influence of African American music and movement in the American and world culture. Addressing issues of race, gender, politics, history, and dance, the volume includes discussion of Christian conversion and the challenge of dance; dance and identity politics in American Negro Vaudeville, the blues aesthetic, and other topics. Exceptionally good and plentiful b & w illustrations. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Black performance theory by Thomas DeFrantz( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black performance theory is a rich interdisciplinary area of study and critical method. This collection of new essays by some of its pioneering thinkers--many of whom are performers--demonstrates the breadth, depth, innovation, and critical value of black performance theory. Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance. They examine the work of contemporary choreographers Ronald K. Brown and Reggie Wilson, the ways that African American playwrights translated the theatricality of lynching to the stage, the ecstatic music of Little Richard, and Michael Jackson's performance in the documentary This Is It. The collection includes several essays that exemplify the performative capacity of writing, as well as discussion of a project that re-creates seminal hip-hop album covers through tableaux vivants. Whether deliberating on the tragic mulatta, the trickster figure Anansi, or the sonic futurism of Nina Simone and Adrienne Kennedy, the essays in this collection signal the vast untapped critical and creative resources of black performance theory."--Publisher's description
Choreography and corporeality : relay in motion by Thomas DeFrantz( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book renews thinking about the moving body by drawing on dance practice and performance from across the world. Eighteen internationally recognised scholars show how dance can challenge our thoughts and feelings about our own and other cultures, our emotions and prejudices, and our sense of public and private space. In so doing, they offer a multi-layered response to ideas of affect and emotion, culture and politics, and ultimately, the place of dance and art itself within society. The chapters in this collection arise from a number of different political and historical contexts. By teasing out their detail and situating dance within them, art is given a political charge. That charge is informed by the work of Michel Foucault, Stuart Hall, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Rancìere and Luce Irigaray as well as their forebears such as Spinoza, Plato and Freud. Taken together, Choreography and Corporeality: Relay in Motion puts thought into motion, without forgetting its origins in the social world (source : éditeur)
The Routledge companion to African American theatre and performance by Kathy A Perkins( )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance is an outstanding collection of specially written essays that charts the emergence, development, and diversity of African American Theatre and Performance-from the nineteenth-century African Grove Theatre to Afrofuturism. Alongside chapters from scholars are contributions from theatre makers, including producers, theatre managers, choreographers, directors, designers, and critics. This ambitious Companion includes: A "Timeline of African American theatre and performance." Part I "Seeing ourselves onstage" explores the important experience of Black theatrical self-representation. Analyses of diverse topics including historical dramas, Broadway musicals, and experimental theatre allow readers to discover expansive articulations of Blackness. Part II "Institution building" highlights institutions that have nurtured Black people both on stage and behind the scenes. Topics include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), festivals, and black actor training. Part III "Theatre and social change" surveys key moments when Black people harnessed the power of theatre to affirm community realities and posit new representations for themselves and the nation as a whole. Topics include Du Bois and African Muslims, women of the Black Arts Movement, Afro-Latinx theatre, youth theatre, and operatic sustenance for an Afro future. Part IV "Expanding the traditional stage" examines Black performance traditions that privilege Black worldviews, sense-making, rituals, and innovation in everyday life
Black Performance Theory( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black performance theory is a rich interdisciplinary area of study and critical method. This collection of new essays by some of its pioneering thinkers-many of whom are performers-demonstrates the breadth, depth, innovation, and critical value of black performance theory. Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance. They examine the work of contemporary choreographers Ronald K. Brown and Reggie Wilson, the ways that African American playwrights translated the theatricality of lynching to the stage, the ecstatic music of Little Richard, and Michael Jackson's performance in the documentary This Is It. The collection includes several essays that exemplify the performative capacity of writing, as well as discussion of a project that re-creates seminal hip-hop album covers through tableaux vivants. Whether deliberating on the tragic mulatta, the trickster figure Anansi, or the sonic futurism of Nina Simone and Adrienne Kennedy, the essays in this collection signal the vast untapped critical and creative resources of black performance theory.Contributors. Melissa Blanco Borelli, Daphne A. Brooks, Soyica Diggs Colbert, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Nadine George-Graves, Anita Gonzalez, Rickerby Hinds, Jason King, D. Soyini Madison, Koritha Mitchell, Tavia Nyong'o, Carl Paris, Anna B. Scott, Wendy S. Walters, Hershini Bhana Young
Revelations : the choreographies of Alvin Ailey by Thomas DeFrantz( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) created a body of dance works which shaped African American participation in American modern dance during the thirty-year period before his death. This examination of Ailey's choreography attempts to analyze his aesthetic in relation to choreographic and cultural sources, and to explore theories of African American performance in relation to his work
Dance. American Art, 1820-1960 by Thomas DeFrantz( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an enduring wellspring of creativity for many artists throughout history, dance has provided a visual language to express such themes as the bonds of community, the allure of the exotic, and the pleasures of the body. This book is the first major investigation of the visual arts related to American dance, offering an unprecedented, interdisciplinary overview of dance-inspired works from 1830 to 1960. Fourteen essays by renowned historians of art and dance analyze the ways dance influenced many of America's most prominent artists, including George Caleb Bingham, William Sidney Mount, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Cecilia Beaux, Isamu Noguchi, Aaron Douglas, Malvina Hoffman, Edward Steichen, Arthur Davies, William Johnson, and Joseph Cornell. The artists did not merely represent dance, they were inspired to think about how Americans move, present themselves to one another, and experience time. Their artwork, in turn, affords insights into the cultural, social, and political moments in which it was created. For some artists, dance informed even the way they applied paint to canvas, carved a sculpture, or framed a photograph.0Richly illustrated, the book includes depictions of Irish-American jigs, African-American cakewalkers, and Spanish-American fandangos, among others, and demonstrates how dance offers a means for communicating through an aesthetic, static form.0Exhibition: Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, USA (20.03-12.06.2016) / Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA (10.07-02.10.2016) / Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, USA (22.10.2016-16.01.2017)
"My flesh shall live in hope": Power and the Black body moving in sacred space by P. Kimberleigh Jordan( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of the moving body's essential role in shaping the ways that Black people come to experience and express power in sacred communities
Switch : queer social dance, political leadership, and black popular culture by Thomas DeFrantz( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alaska's changing boreal forest by F. Stuart Chapin( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PART I: Alaska's Past and Present Environment1. The Conceptual Basis of LTER Studies in the Alaskan Boreal Forest2. Regional Overview of Interior Alaska3. State Factor Control of Soil Formation in Interior Alaska4. Climate and Permafrost Dynamics of the Alaskan Boreal Forest5. Holocene Development of the Alaskan Boreal ForestPART II: Forest Dynamics6. Floristic Diversity and Distribution in the Alaskan Boreal Forest7. Successional Processes in the Alaskan Boreal Forest8. Mammalian Herbivore Population Dynamics in the Alaskan Boreal Forest9. Dynamics of Phytophagous Insects and Their Pathogens in Alaskan Boreal Forests10. Running Waters of the Alaskan Boreal ForestPART III: Ecosystem Dynamics11. Controls over Forest Production in Interior Alaska12. The Role of Fine Roots in the Functioning of Alaskan Boreal Forests13. Mammalian Herbivory, Ecosystem Engineering and Ecological Cascades in Alaskan Boreal Forests14. Microbial Processes in the Alaskan Boreal Forest15. Patterns of Biogeochemistry in Alaskan Boreal ForestsPART IV: Changing Regional Processes16. Watershed Hydrology and Chemistry in the Alaskan Boreal Forest: The Central Role of Permafrost17. Fire Trends in the Alaskan Boreal Forest18. Timber Harvest in Interior Alaska19. Climate Feedbacks in the Alaskan Boreal Forest20. Communication of Alaskan Boreal Science with Broader Communities21. Summary and Synthesis: Past and Future Changes in the Alaskan Boreal Forest
Interview with Walter Nicks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Book notes : gossip by Thomas DeFrantz( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Movement in the age of globalization : a panel( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marjie Citron & Dancers by Thomas DeFrantz( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reviews : Waltzing in the dark by Thomas DeFrantz( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Popular Balanchine dossiers by George Balanchine Foundation( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The materials collected for the Popular Balanchine project include essays written on individual works and summary essays on the project (see "Overview of the project") or collected titles in a particular medium (see "Hollywood films"). Included also are correspondence, print materials such as playbills, souvenir programs, reviews, articles, and book excerpts; graphic materials such as photographs, drawings, set designs and costume sketches; and other materials such as music (both published and unpublished, some annotated), production notes, prompt books, scripts, and scenarios. Almost evey title includes oral history interview transcripts and some include typescripts of published or archival materials, interview summaries, sources of original materials, and compilations of notices and reviews. Most of the materials are collected in binders while some dossiers include additional oversize materials. The first item in each binder is an inventory of the dossier's contents. The bulk of the materials are reproductions (photocopies or digital scans) but the collection does include original artifacts such as playbills, souvenir programs, photographs, music, print excerpts, and some correspondence
Black dance and black culture : failures in reading and ruptures in inclusion by Thomas DeFrantz( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Book review by Thomas DeFrantz( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Dr. Glory Van Scott( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Dancing revelations : Alvin Ailey's embodiment of African American culture
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