Platform 2018 Suggested Reading List
March 8, 2018
Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance Suggested Reading List
The following list is a reflection of Reggie Wilson’s research along with texts referenced by contributors throughout the catalogue. The catalogue is comprised of three sections: architecture, history, and dance.
From Reggie Wilson’s research:
Collester, J S. Old Shaker Recipes With Historic Notes. Bear Wallow Books, 2004.
David, Jonathan, and Richard Holloway. Together Let Us Sweetly Live: The Singing and Praying Bands. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007.
Drewal, Margaret Thompson. Yoruba Ritual: Performers, Play, Agency. 1St Edition edition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.
Eglash, Ron. African Fractals: Modern Computing and Indigenous Design. 1st edition. New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press, 1999.
Sobel, Mechal. Trabelin’ On: The Slave Journey to an Afro-Baptist Faith. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1988.
The Black Tradition in American Modern Dance. American Dance Festival, 1988.
References from the catalogue:
Ahmed, Sara. “Useful,” Feminist Killjoys, posted on July 2017, https://feministkilljoys.com/2017/07/07/useful/.
Banes, Sally. “Introduction to Terpsichore in Sneakers.” In Postmodernism: A Reader. Edited by Thomas Docherty. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1993.
Braxton Gibson, Nell, and Cynthia R. Copeland. Diocese of New York Examines Slavery. Video recording. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWTm6y62lM8.
Calhoun, Ada. St. Mark’s Is Dead. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Coan, Jaime Shearn, Ishmael Houston-Jones, and Will Rawls, eds. Lost and Found: Dance, New York, HIV/AIDS, Then and Now. New York: Danspace Project, 2016.
Cohen, Paul E, Robert T Augustyn, Tony Hiss, Marguerite Holloway, and Eric W Sanderson. Manhattan in Maps, 1527 – 2014. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 2014.
Dixon-Gottschild, Brenda. Digging The Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishing, 1996.
Dunn, Douglas, and Carol Mullins, eds. Danspace 25 Years. New York: Danspace Project, 1999.
Evans, Moriah, Lauren Bakst, and Buck Wanner. “Movement Research at Judson Church: A Portfolio of Process.” Movement Research Performance Journal #50 (Fall 2017). https://movementresearch.org/publications/performance-journal/issue-50.
Ginzberg, Lori. The American Radical. Edited by Mari Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle, Harvey Kaye. New York: Routledge, 1994.
Glimcher, Mildred L. Happenings: New York 1953 – 1963. New York: Monacelli Press, LLC, 2012.
Goldman, Danielle. I Want to be Ready: Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2010.
Goodfriend, Joyce D. “Black Families in New Netherland.” https://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/files/3513/5067/3660/6.1.pdf
Hall, Stuart. “What is this ‘Black’ in Black Popular Culture.” In Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues In Cultural Studies. Edited by David Morely And Kuan-Hsing Chen. New York, NY: Routledge, 2003.
Houston-Jones, Ishmael, and Judy Hussie-Taylor, eds. Parallels: Danspace Project Platform 2012. New York, NY: Danspace Project 2012.
Jackson, Kenneth, ed. Encyclopedia of New York City. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.
Keefe, Alexander. “Whirling in the West,” Bidoun 23 (Winter 2010). http://bidoun.org/articles/whirling-in-the-west.
Landmarks Preservation Commission. “St. Mark’s Historic District, Borough of Manhattan.” http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/reports/StMarks.pdf.
LaRocco, Claudia, ed. Dancers Buildings and People in the Streets. New York: Danspace Project, 2015.
La Rocco, Claudia. “Pre-Show Talk: Moses(es).” Movement Research Performance Journal #47: 10. https://movementresearch.org/publications/performance-journal/issue-47.
“LIGHTS IN CHURCH REFLECT EMOTIONS; New System Installed in St. Mark’s-in-the-Bouwerie to Create Air of Mystery. MANY EXPERIMENTS MADE Varying Tones of Color to Mark Different Phases of the Service.” New York Times, October 16, 1921.
Lorde, Audre. “Poetry Is Not a Luxury.” In Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2007.
Manning, Susan. Modern Dance, Negro Dance: Race in Motion. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006.
Manning, Susan. “Reggie Wilson and the Traditions of America Dance.” The Drama Review 59, no 1 (Spring 2015): 12-24.
New York Historical Society. http://www.nyhistory.org/.
Nguyen Donohue, Maura. “the skeleton architecture, or the future of our worlds.” Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, 27.2 (May 2017).
Nichols, Kimberly. “The Brothers Guthrie: Pagan Christianity of the Early 20th Century.” Newtopia Magazine, December 10, 2017.
Paris, Carl. “Reading ‘Spirit’ And The Dancing Body in The Choreography of Ronald K. Brown and Reggie Wilson.” In Black Performance Theory. Edited by Thomas F. DeFrantz. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014.
Paris, Carl. “Aesthetics and Representation in Neo-Afro Modern Dance in the Late 20th Century: Examining Selected Works By Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Ronald K. Brown, and Reggie Wilson.” PhD diss. Temple University, 2008.
Poetry Project. “Oral History Project.” https://www.poetryproject.org/category/media/oral-history-project/.
Shorto, Russell. The Island at the Center of the World. London: Abacus. 2004.
Slavery in New York exhibition. New York Historical Society. http://www.slaveryinnewyork.org/history.htm.
Spillers, Hortense J. “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe.” In Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Wallace, Mike, and Edwin Burrows. Gotham. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.