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Baring Unbearable Sensualities

Hip Hop Dance, Bodies, Race, and Power

Theorizing the experiences of black and brown bodies in hip hop dance

Baring Unbearable Sensualities brings together a bold methodology, an interdisciplinary perspective and a rich array of primary sources to deepen and complicate mainstream understandings of Hip Hop Dance, an Afro-diasporic dance form, which have generally reduced the style to a set of techniques divorced from social contexts. Drawing on close observation and interviews with Hip Hop pioneers and their students, Rosemarie A. Roberts proposes that Hip Hop Dance is a collective and sentient process of resisting oppressive manifestations of race and power. Roberts argues that the experiences of marginalized black and brown bodies materialize in and through Hip Hop Dance from the streets of urban centers to contemporary worldwide expressions. A companion web site contains over 30 video clips referenced in the text.

About the Author

ROSEMARIE A. ROBERTS (New London, CT) is a professor of dance at Connecticut College. Her artistic and scholarly work blend history, dance and theater in order to conduct social psychological and anthropological investigations of Afro-diasporic dance as embodiments of difference, knowledge, and resistive power.

Endorsements

"Rosemarie Roberts has constructed a sturdy and urgent study of how hip hop dance reflects particular cultural imperatives that are often elided in the construction of false theoretical universals. She masterfully explores the scholarly construction of the question of body and the 'ways that histories of social inequality are borne' across several areas of research. Ultimately, this book confirms the myriad complexities at work in the deployment of Hip Hop Dance in theatrical and learning environments circumscribed by differences among people too often ignored or denied."—Thomas DeFrantz, Professor, Duke University

"Baring Unbearable Sensualities is methodologically groundbreaking, theoretically incisive, and politically inspiringa major contribution to hip-hop dance scholarship."—Joseph G. Schloss, author of Foundation: B-Boys, B-Girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York

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