America Dancing

For this week, read and respond to the textbook for our class. America Dancing: From the Cakewalk to the Moonwalk came out very recently
watch the following videos that represent some of what the writer discusses in the book:

Cakewalk: (or feel free to search cakewalk in YouTube and look at a different video)

Comedy Cakewalk:

Le Cakewalk Inferno (directed by Georges Melies, same as Trip to the Moon):

The Little Colonel Stair Dance (one of my favorite dance scenes on film ever, with Bojangles and Shirley Temple):

The Nicholas Brothers’ Jumpin’ Jive Dance from Stormy Weather (this is incredible dancing right here!):

Gold Diggers of 1933: (or any of the other dance sequences on YouTube for this film, Berkeley’s choreography is legendary and set the stage for much of what people would make with movement in future eras):

Films, for extra credit: I’d like you to watch two Fred Astaire films, Top Hat and Swing Time

After you have read and watched the videos, please write a 1-2 page single-spaced response addressing some of these questions and your response to the material in general

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