Jul 20, 2020 · Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance: Directed by Khadifa Wong. With Debbie Allen, Joshua Bergasse, Al Blackstone, Andy Blankenbuehler. A feature length documentary on the lineage and future progressions of jazz dance.
uprooted - the journey of jazz dance By Khadifa Wong UPROOTED' is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance.
Jul 21, 2020 · Where Uprooted excels is in its incisive (and, for the most part, nimbly interwoven) commentaries observing the ways jazz dance, like jazz itself, embodies the very history of the United States ...
A ground-breaking documentary going back to the roots in Africa and following the evolution of this incredible dance form through every single decade and genre. Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film is an honest conversation about jazz dance addressing topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism, and sexism.
Uprooted - The Journey of Jazz Dance. By Khadifa Wong. The history, lineage and future progressions of jazz dance. The story of Jazz Dance is a complex one, it goes to the very heart of humanity.It is a story of triumph over adversity, oppression and privilege as well as a celebration, because ultimately, what all people have in common is ...
Jul 21, 2020 · Dancer-turned-filmmaker Khadifa Wong’s debut documentary, ‘Uprooted,’ explores the history and evolution of jazz dance, from its slavery-era roots through hip-hop and beyond.
Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance, details the history of jazz dance by presenting its inescapable connection to the complex lineage at the heart of a nation. 9 In the current age - of (a)historical takes and sanitized nostalgia, it's difficult to call anything "quintessentially American" that's not baseball and apple pie (literally).