is Minai’s post on JAck cole and “hindu swing”. While cole quite clearly infused Indian dance elements in his version of Jazz dance, Not only were these influences unacknowledged, but also his successers(Bob fosse, et al) Never acknowledged Cole as either BEING their influence , on one hand, and on the other HAVING BEEN influenced by other dancing styles.
Considering how important his contributions were to modern dance(click on link! read!) ..there is a claim that he was the inventor/predecessor of camp, which is the preeminent stylistic movement in western/ American art in the late 20th Century …It is a pity that Jack cole’s (somewhat unsuccessful, but very maturely wrought )Ovure suffers neglect.