Book Reviews








Butting Out: Reading Resistive Choreographies Through Works By Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Chandralekha by Ananya Chatterjea. Project MUSE

Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement by Andre’ Lepecki. Project MUSE


Contemporary Black British Playwrights: Margins to Mainstream by Lynette Goddard. CHOICE, April 2016

Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression-era African American Performance by Stephanie Leigh Batiste. CHOICE, May 2013

Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship by Yvonne Daniel. CHOICE, August 2012

The Problem of the Color(blind): Racial Transgression and the Politics of Black Performance” by Brandi Wilkins Catanese. CHOICE, April 2012

Hip Hop’s Inheritance: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Hip Hop Feminist Movement by Reiland Rabaka. CHOICE, March 2012

Embodying Black Experience: Stillness, Critical Memory, and the Black Body by Harvey Young. CHOICE, November 2011

Albert Murray and the Aesthetic Imagination of a Nation edited by Barbara A. Baker. CHOICE, April 2011

Urban Bush Women: Twenty Years of African American Dance Theater, Community Engagement, and Working It Out  by Nadine George-Graves. CHOICE, January 2011

East African Hip Hop: Youth Culture and Globalization by Mwenda Ntarangwi. CHOICE, June 2010

The Dance of Politics: Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawi  by Lisa Gilman. CHOICE, February 2010

The Scene of Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance by Shane Vogel. CHOICE, January 2010

Black Dance in London, 1730-1850: Innovation, Tradition and Resistance  by Rodreguez King-Dorset. CHOICE, September 2009

Jump for Joy: Jazz, Basketball, and Black Culture in 1930s America by Gena Caponi-Tabery. CHOICE, April 2009

Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora  by Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson. CHOICE, 2008


The Performance Arts in Africa: A Reader by Frances Harding. Dance Research Journal, Summer 2008

Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era  by Brenda Dixon Gottschild. Dance Research Journal, Winter 2001/02


Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World by Dale Cockrell; “Inside the Minstrel Mask: Readings in Nineteenth-Century Blackface Minstrelsy edited by Annemarie Bean, James V. Hatch, and Brooks McNamera; “Resistance, Parody, and Double Consciousness in African American Theatre, 1895-1910 by David Krasner. The MIT Press, Autumn 2000