African Dance

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African Dance

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Africa | The Leopard Man with spear, dancing in full regalia during the 'Abakwetha' ~ the circumcision ceremony of Xhosa, Eastern Cape, South Africa | ©Lister Hunter, ca. 1960s | This is just 1 out of 50 images presenting the whole story of the Abakwetha ~ for those interested the other slides can be viewed by following the link of this pin.  {Caution; some graphic content}

Africa | The Leopard Man with spear, dancing in full regalia during the 'Abakwetha' ~ the circumcision ceremony of Xhosa, Eastern Cape, South Africa | ©Lister Hunter, ca. 1960s | This is just 1 out of 50 images presenting the whole story of the Abakwetha ~ for those interested the other slides can be viewed by following the link of this pin. {Caution; some graphic content}

African art - Jumping High - I think it's the 'fakary' tribe - who jump up to see where they are - they chant -we're the fakary! ;-)

African art - Jumping High - I think it's the 'fakary' tribe - who jump up to see where they are - they chant -we're the fakary! ;-)

Black art. - this is everything!

Black art. - this is everything!

African Dance - polycentric -- multiple centers

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Plenty Good Dancers by Black History Album, via Flickr

Plenty Good Dancers

Addison Scurlock, photographer. Source: Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution For more on the African American experience visit Discover Black Heritage.

South African Tribal Dance - Zulu Warriors .  their dancing is so awrsome to watch.  scary and cool at the same time

Earthy, warm, rhythmic African Dance.

This is beautiful. You rarely see African-American ballerinas, especially ones my age. I would love for my future daughter to continue ballet past her childhood.    and then you have ballet instructors who make a point to tell young ballerinas of color how ungraceful their brown bodies are…

new wave feminism

In no where in this post did I say I was not voting. My point is that I find blanket “you need to vote or all is lost and you represent despair” or “if you vote you’re insults...

ballerina arabesque giclée print. 8X10. pink/brown. african american or indian.. $20.00, via Etsy.

ballerina arabesque giclée print. 8X10. pink/brown. African American skin tone.

This adorable ballerina soars gracefully onto a single toe, making a dramatic form that will delight your little girl...or the little girl in you! Rich fields of color and smooth shapes give this print a mid-century modern feel. Warm pinks and chocolate brown colored skin. This adorable ballerina soars gracefully onto a single toe, making a dramatic form that will delight your little girl...or the little girl in you! Rich fields of color and smooth shapes give this print a mid-century modern…

crivil:  Fulani girl - Nigeria by Lianne-Issa

iam Forever Nigerian

crivil: Fulani girl - Nigeria by Lianne-Issa

The Lindy Hop is said to have been born in Harlem, New York, at the Savoy Ballroom in 1927.

Pearl Eileen Primus (11/29/19 – 10/ 29/94) was a dancer, choreographer & anthropologist.  She played an important role in the presentation of African dance in America.Early on,she saw the need to promote African dance as an art form worthy of study & performance.Her work was an effort to guide the Western world to view African dance as an important & dignified statement about another way of life.