The history of African-American dance has been influential in forming many of the dance styles we know today, giving voice to many of the narratives of freedom that have shaped the landscape of America.
Modern dance, jazz, tap, swing, Lindy Hop, Charleston, hip-hop and even the waltz have all been influenced by African and African-American culture. From the days of slavery, to minstrel shows, the Harlem renaissance and modern dance pioneers, the African-American dance movement has forever impacted dance as it is created, performed and talked about across the globe. A discussion featuring Tony Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover. Hosted by journalist and essayist Charisse Jones.