Throughout this analytical essay I will discuss, analyse and conclude the work of two contemporary modern dance pioneers, Alvin Ailey and Katherine Dunham. I will pay particular attention to the era 1935-1980 and focus on socio elements of this time period, using relevant literature to support my findings. The twentieth century dramatically changed the way people viewed and perceived dance and gave us contemporary modern dance as we know it. Modern dance allowed movement that was representative of
The Africanas 400 Black Art and Humanities was a reminder for me to remember African Americans contributions in the world of Art in America. The History of Famous Black Artists like Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, James Baldwin, Tupac Amaru Shakur, Alvin Ailey, Paul Robeson, and many other Black Artists contributions to Humanities in America. The course gave me the opportunity to use my artistic skills to perform on stage for The Black History Month 2009 celebration At SFSU. My performance was a contribution
An Active Role in Shaping History From the beginning of their colonization and enslavement, the histories of the Africans and the African-descended were shaped ultimately by outsiders. The colonization of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America were all controlled and executed by the Europeans. The slave trade and plantations were also under the power of whites. Even the emancipation of slaves, though the African-descended definitely contributed, was mostly shaped by and a result of decisions in
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel". This is a famous quote written by Maya Angelou. Angelou is known as one of the most influential African women of all times (Maya 1). She is best known for her famous poems about injustices, tribulations, and experiences that she went through. For instance, Still I Rise, Phenomenal Woman, and I know why the caged bird sings, are some of her examples (Maya 2).