Cakewalk

Feature

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Some parodies are so clever that those being mocked don’t even realize. The cakewalk dance was created by African American slaves to poke fun of their masters. The masters watched with delight, and years later, vaudeville performers — white men in blackface — started performing the cakewalk in their shows. Jonathan Mitchell speaks with choreographer Diane MacIntyre about the dance.

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