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Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir

Halifu Osumare


Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir explores a black female dancer’s personal journey over four decades across three continents and numerous countries. The author situates herself in the 1960s Black Arts Movement in the S.F. Bay Area, the dynamics of being a black woman dancing in Europe in the late 1960s, and dancing professionally in New York City in the early 1970s, while participating in racial inroads into important arts venues like Lincoln Center. She recounts friendships and collaborations with major artistic figures like Katherine Dunham, Ntozake Shange, Rod Rodgers, Diane McIntyre, Donald ... More

Keywords: Black Dance, Race, Black Arts Movement, Arts Activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056616
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056616.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Halifu Osumare, author
University of California, Davis