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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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Jazz Dance in the Broadway Musical

Jazz Dance in the Broadway Musical

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Jazz Dance

Kirsten Harvey

University Press of Florida

Since the early 1920s, Broadway choreographers such as Albertina Rausch have been finding ways to entertain audiences with dance. Jazz dance, in particular, has evolved every decade to suit the commercial needs and desires of the Broadway choreographer. Jack Cole, Katherine Dunham, and Agnes de Mille were leading artists in the 1930s and 40s and initiated new dance styles and hybrids. Choreographers such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Bob Fosse changed the face of Broadway dance forever by incorporating challenging technical skills, multi-genre movements and vocabulary, as well as integration of plot, character, and style, as in Robbins’ West Side Story. More recently, Twyla Tharp, Garth Fagan, and Susan Stroman have contributed new ways of using dance in a musical theater context, notably Tharp’s use of dance without dialogue in Movin’ Out.

Keywords:   Bob Fosse, Broadway, Garth Fagan, Jack Cole, Jazz dance, Katherine Dunham, Musical theatre, Susan Stroman

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