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Title: Harlem as a Center of Art and Culture Study Guide for Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble Performance


1
Harlem as a Center of Art and CultureStudy Guide
for Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble Performance
  • Edward M. Epstein, University of Pennsylvania

2
Blacks in New York Colonial Period
  • Enslaved Africans first arrive in Dutch Colony of
    New Amsterdam 1625
  • Taken by British 1665, renamed New York. Becomes
    center of British slave trade
  • Slave market established on Wall St., 1711
  • Slave rebellions, 1712, 1741

3
Blacks in New York 1800s
  • NY passes gradual emancipation act, 1799,
    abolishes slavery1817
  • Free Blacks subjected to discrimination in
    voting, housing, worship
  • 1790s-1860s Black New Yorkers organize their own
    churches, businesses, newspapers benevolent
    societies
  • Progression of Black settlements in New York,
    leading to Harlem

4
Development of Northern Manhattan
  • First Dutch settlers arrive 1637 named New
    Haarlem in 1658 after Dutch city
  • Elevated trains extended to north of city,
    1870s-1880s
  • Based on plan for IRT subway line, real estate
    speculation fuels housing glut
  • African American real estate brokers buy up
    undervalued property, sell and rent to Blacks

5
New Black Self-Image in the New Century
  • More assertive attitude by Black troops returning
    from World War I
  • Garveyite movement

6
Harlem Renaissance Literature
  • New Negro Alain Locke, Claude McKay
  • Poets Novelists James Weldon Johnson, Countee
    Cullen, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston

7
Harlem Renaissance Visual Art
  • Aaron Douglas
  • Augusta Savage

Douglas Aspiration
Savage Lift Every Voice and Sing
Douglas Crisis cover
8
Harlem Renaissance Jazz
  • Band leaders Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson
  • Louis Armstrong joins Hendersons band, 1924
  • George Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue introduced
    1924
  • Venues Cotton Club, Apollo Theatre, Savoy
    Ballroom
  • Ellington Sound Clips Caravan, Satin Doll

9
Dance Styles Lindy Hop
  • Popularized at Savoy Ballroom by Shorty George
    Snowden
  • Video Whiteys Lindy Hoppers, 1937
    http//www.youtube.com/watch?vtzpVeJodMSofeature
    related

10
1940s 50s
  • Harlem Riots, 1943
  • Downward slide in property values as White
    flight takes hold

11
Visual Arts Picturing Harlem
  • Jacob Lawrence
  • Romare Bearden

Lawrence Interior Scene
Bearden Dove
12
Dance Desegregating Ballet
  • Arthur Mitchell was first African American to
    dance in George Balanchines New York City ballet
    (1955)
  • Was principal dancer for 15 years
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vrRZwCmmQVPwfeature
    related

13
Background Classical Ballet
  • Pas de deuxSwan Lakehttp//www.youtube.com/watch
    ?vBhnImyhvZKg
  • Feet positionhttp//www.youtube.com/watch?vnFbN5
    wzywf4
  • Ballet moveshttp//www.youtube.com/watch?vF_MIhx
    rqBVs

14
Background Modern Dance
  • Martha Graham http//www.youtube.com/watch?vPb4-
    kpClZnsfeaturerelated

15
Background Jazz Dance
  • Evolved from African American popular dance
    styles
  • Tap
  • Social dance Jitterbug, Cakewalk, Lindy Hop
  • 1950s Katherine Dunham develops Modern Jazz
    dance, adding Carribean, ballet influences

16
Dance Theatre of Harlem
  • Mitchell Founded Dance Theatre with Karel Shook
    in 1969
  • Open House series gave community access to
    dance performances
  • Peformance debut at Guggenheim Museum in 1971
  • Arthur Mitchell co-choreographs Concerto for Jazz
    Band and Orchestra with George Balanchine of NYC
    Ballet
  • Video http//www.youtube.com/watch?vFE8JMc90qwc
    featurewatch_response
  • Video http//www.youtube.com/watch?vfsOBXQV04sk
    featurerelated

17
Harlem Now
  • Gentrification
  • Current-day cultural institutions
  • Schomburg Archive
  • Studio Museum
  • Apollo Theater
  • Abyssinian Baptist Church
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem
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