Rent Parties Rent parties are an admission charge helped hosts to pay their rents http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp9b- 0F8bQ4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp9b- 0F8bQ4 Rent Parties defined the culture of the Harlem Renaissance due to it allowing the blacks to have a social outlet.
Dances Some popular dances were Lindy Hop Savoy Ballroom Chick Webb Cab Calloway Duke Ellington Herbert “Whitey” White “Shorty George” Snowden Aaron Douglas Florence Mills Palmer Hayden They reflect the Renaissance because it shows what type of dances they would do
Music Styles Most music styles and dance styles during the Harlem Renaissance were highly improvisational because it allowed them to express themselves in their own uniques ways.
Lindy Hop The Lindy Hop was so popular because it allows the person to move freely. Caucasian dances where stiff while the Lindy Hop was far from that. It was a form of cultural and personal expression because it changed the way of dancing and the Renaissance was a time of change.
Dance of Today The type of dances that people, other than me, do is Street dancing Ballet Hip hop Clogging Tumbling Ballroom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJyJG6Lvy9Q http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJyJG6Lvy9Q
Jazz of Today There is a lot of movement of the torso and legs, less formal dances. Get up and move. Todays Jazz still has many of the same instruments. Musicals (How to succeed in business without trying, Chicago, Great Gatsby, many local dance classes)
African American Dance African American dance culture during the Harlem Renaissance. They were tired of being put down all the time and wanted to “quiet the critics.” They were very capable of dancing and inspired a new generation of dance.
Pioneers of African American Dance Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Jean Toomer, James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson, Sterling Brown, Paul Robeson, W.E.B. DuBois, Claude McKay, Carl Van Vechten, Zora Neale Hurston were the pioneers. The African- American culture was now seen as free to do people. They could do things just as well as anyone else. They had great ideas, but not everyone wanted to listen.