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Happy 80th Birthday Nichelle Nichols! Ms. Nichols was born on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, IL and in this 1961 photo, Ms. Nichols rehearses a dance number with some of the cast from “Kicks and Co.,” a 1961 musical satire about segregation that was directed at one point by Lorraine Hansberry and produced by her husband). Although the show had major financial backing, an “all-star interracial cast” (Burgess Meredith, Lonnie Sattin, Vi Velasco) and success in Chicago, it never made it to Broadway as planned. Photo via The New York Public Library. 

vintageblackglamour:

Happy 80th Birthday Nichelle Nichols! Ms. Nichols was born on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, IL and in this 1961 photo, Ms. Nichols rehearses a dance number with some of the cast from “Kicks and Co.,” a 1961 musical satire about segregation that was directed at one point by Lorraine Hansberry and produced by her husband). Although the show had major financial backing, an “all-star interracial cast” (Burgess Meredith, Lonnie Sattin, Vi Velasco) and success in Chicago, it never made it to Broadway as planned. Photo via The New York Public Library

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vintageblackglamour
vintageblackglamour:

Found via The Washington Post’s obituary for dance legend Jeni LeGon - Ms. LeGon with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson from the 1935 film “Hooray for Love.” Photo: American Tap Dance Foundation Archives.

vintageblackglamour:

Found via The Washington Post’s obituary for dance legend Jeni LeGon - Ms. LeGon with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson from the 1935 film “Hooray for Love.” Photo: American Tap Dance Foundation Archives.

zombienormal
zombienormal:

“Women of the African Ark series. Rashaida woman dancing, Eritrea.” Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.  *Sorry the top is a bit torn.

zombienormal:

“Women of the African Ark series. Rashaida woman dancing, Eritrea.” Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.  *Sorry the top is a bit torn.

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racialicious

notesonascandal:

racialicious:

A contemporary African Dance flash mob? And in Silver Spring, MD, near DC? Yes, please!

This is so dope. I see so much of Black American regional dance styles in there as well. 

This is a fun area, too. I hang out here from time to time since it’s not far from my house. 

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vintageblackglamour:

lascasartoris:

African-American dancer Margot Webb, c1934

Margot Webb, a Cotton Club dancer (circa 1934) who gained even more notoriety as a ballroom dancer with her partner Harold Norton. They performed as “Norton and Margot” in the 1930s and 1940s. Brenda Dixon Gottschild (Amel Larrieux’s mother) has a wonderful book, Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era, with a wealth of information on their career. Photo: Harry Possner via AmericanMemorabilia.com

vintageblackglamour:

lascasartoris:

African-American dancer Margot Webb, c1934

Margot Webb, a Cotton Club dancer (circa 1934) who gained even more notoriety as a ballroom dancer with her partner Harold Norton. They performed as “Norton and Margot” in the 1930s and 1940s. Brenda Dixon Gottschild (Amel Larrieux’s mother) has a wonderful book, Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era, with a wealth of information on their career. Photo: Harry Possner via AmericanMemorabilia.com

naturepunk
naturepunk:

Powwow father & son by lauritadianita

naturepunk:

Powwow father & son by lauritadianita

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apaxicana
apaxicana:

Northern traditional dancer and Nez Perce Native American, Paris Green poses for a portrait during the Contest Powwow Honoring President Joe Shirley Jr., on Friday, March 18, 2011, in Chinle, Navajo Nation.Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/photogallery/a-2011-pow-wow-retrospective-via-the-incredible-portraits-of-diego-james-robles-part-iii http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/photogallery/a-2011-pow-wow-retrospective-via-the-incredible-portraits-of-diego-james-robles-part-iii#ixzz1rlUjlbUq

apaxicana:

Northern traditional dancer and Nez Perce Native American, Paris Green poses for a portrait during the Contest Powwow Honoring President Joe Shirley Jr., on Friday, March 18, 2011, in Chinle, Navajo Nation.

Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/photogallery/a-2011-pow-wow-retrospective-via-the-incredible-portraits-of-diego-james-robles-part-iii http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/photogallery/a-2011-pow-wow-retrospective-via-the-incredible-portraits-of-diego-james-robles-part-iii#ixzz1rlUjlbUq

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rascapetatiando
velocicrafter:

love it. love everything about it.

velocicrafter:

love it. love everything about it.

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sirobe:

Ballerina Aesha Ash was recommended to leave the corps of the New York City Ballet because the master in chief basically said she had accomplished all she could as a Black dancer.  After the decision to leave, Ash joined Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, a company based in San Francisco, where she soared.  Ash has been featured in Pointe Magazine, Dance Magazine, New York Times, and San Francisco Chronicle.  She also started a blog, The Black Swan Diaries, for all those following in her footsteps to learn from her story as well as other Black dancers that share their experiences.
If you recognize her slender and poise physique, it’s because she was also the dance double for Zoe Saldana in Center Stage.

sirobe:

Ballerina Aesha Ash was recommended to leave the corps of the New York City Ballet because the master in chief basically said she had accomplished all she could as a Black dancer.  After the decision to leave, Ash joined Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, a company based in San Francisco, where she soared.  Ash has been featured in Pointe Magazine, Dance Magazine, New York Times, and San Francisco Chronicle.  She also started a blog, The Black Swan Diaries, for all those following in her footsteps to learn from her story as well as other Black dancers that share their experiences.

If you recognize her slender and poise physique, it’s because she was also the dance double for Zoe Saldana in Center Stage.

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vintageblackglamour
vintageblackglamour:

Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder on their wedding day, June 26, 1955, with theater legend Lucille Lortel, who hosted the wedding on her estate in Westport, Connecticut. Photo by Carl Van Vechten.

vintageblackglamour:

Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder on their wedding day, June 26, 1955, with theater legend Lucille Lortel, who hosted the wedding on her estate in Westport, Connecticut. Photo by Carl Van Vechten.