Urban Dance Historian Thomas Guzman-Sanchez Invades Duke University

Duke African & African American Studies is hosting Thomas Guzman-Sanchez and the premier of his new “Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era” feature documentary.
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LOS ANGELES - Feb. 2, 2014 - PRLog -- Los Angeles - Feb. 1, 2014 - Professor Thomas DeFrantz (President, Society of Dance History Scholars)has invited Guzman-Sanchez to share his work with DUKE African and African American Studies 2014 conference. This event will be the first time that Duke University will be exposed to a previously unacknowledged part of African American history. The feature film based on the book “Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era” (ABC-Clio) which has become recognized as the definative resource for the history, diaspora, evolution and origins of Urban Dance (Hip Hop Dance). The film narrated by Robert Kubilos will be available for sale worldwide in March 2014 through dancemaster.com.

“Thomas Guzman-Sanchez has created a powerful work that not only shows where the origin of the moves came from, but solidifies a much earned place in Dance History for its inventors and dance groups.” said Kenny Ortega Director/Choreographer of “This Is It” and “High School Musical” about the film and book.

The study was compiled over a twenty-year span and celebrates the history and the dancers that have contributed to this true American creation. After the screening Thomas will then participate in a lecture/Q&A and book signing.

Anthropologist Joan Erdman Ph.D. says, “Thomas is the worlds leading authority on Urban Dance History and Anthropology.” The author/director has received top academic awards from several Universities and is also a proud member of the board of advisers for the American Heritage Dictionary. He is responsible for 23 new words and definitions in the new American vernacular.

Event Location: 1316 Campus Dr., 243 Ernestine Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708

Event Date and Times: Feb 7th @ 2pm and the 8th @ 5pm 2014 Premier of “Underground Dance Masters” Documentary

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