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... The cast consisted of eighteen men and women, a mix of African and African-American performers ... and women, posturing, writhing, crazily whirling, dancing insanely---vitally,'..." White American audience members looked upon the performance with preconceptions about the African culture, which to them was ... animals, and the basic functions of living--especially sex..." At a time when American concert dance was dominated by austerity and an overwhelming ...
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—Thomas Wentworth Higginson (18231911)