Geez, these posts are becoming a real trial. I am just too busy. No, actually, I’m just too can’t be bothered to do one of these every day. I just feel as though I’m listing all the big name vocalists of the swing era. Boooring. I had intended to do lots of [...]
Women’s History Month is here again, and this month I’m going to do a different woman jazz musician every day. I’m away in Melbourne for a weekend of actual, real live dancing, so I’ve pre-written this post. Hopefully it publishes properly.
I’ve started by stealing a post from last year because I [...]
Appropriation, step-stealing, cultural transmission, imitation, impersonation, copying, poaching….
So my last chunky post ‘Historical Recreation’: Fat Suits, Blackface and Dance has kind of hit like a ton of bricks. Cultural transmission in dance – the movement of dance steps and forms and ideas between and within cultures – is pretty much my core [...]
I’ve been super busy the last couple of days, so I missed yesterday’s inspiring jazz dancer. :(
To make up for that, here’s a whole band full of amazing jazz women.
Embedding is disabled (boo!), but you can see her dancing in this scene from the 1929 film ‘Hallelujah’.
I’ve only just discovered McKinney – and I think I might be in love.
My attention was caught yesterday by a thread on Yehoodi about a blog post by Sarah Breck titled Why women should wear heels. Sarah took down the original post and replaced it with another, but I’ve just had another look and seen that the post is back up again. My post, here, is [...]
All of them, because they are extremely badarse. I’m sorry I don’t have time to check their names just now, I’m just about to go out dancing and DJing myself!