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Jazz DanceA History of the Roots and Branches$
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Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049298

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049298.001.0001

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The Family of Jazz Dance

The Family of Jazz Dance

(p.8) 2 The Family of Jazz Dance
Jazz Dance

Bob Boross

University Press of Florida

Since jazz dance is a shared creation of countless individual contributions, there can be no definitive answer to the question “what is jazz dance?” Yes, the initial manifestation of jazz dance was a recognizable product of a particular time and circumstance, but as time passed and circumstances changed, so did jazz dance change as it absorbed new realities. Boross’s take on the puzzle of how to define jazz dance is that the family of jazz dance exceeds the first original creation, and has taken shape in various configurations, however diluted, of that original jazz purity. To limit jazz dance as one particular thing would preclude the infinite possibilities of what jazz dance can become. Boross discusses the defining characteristics of jazz dance in terms of movement, rhythm, and expression as means to evaluate the varying degrees of jazz dance characteristics versus non-jazz dance characteristics visible in jazz dance choreography.

Keywords:   Define jazz dance, Expression, Family of jazz dance, Jazz purity, Movement, Non-jazz dance characteristics, Possibilities, Rhythm, What is jazz dance

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