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Dancers as diplomats : American choreography in cultural exchange

Author: Clare Croft
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dancers as Diplomats chronicles the role of dance and dancers in American cultural diplomacy. In the early decades of the Cold War and the twenty-first century, American dancers toured the globe on tours sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Dancers as Diplomats tells the story of how these tours shaped and sometimes reimagined ideas of the United States in unexpected, often sensational circumstances -  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Croft
ISBN: 9780199958191 019995819X 9780199958214 0199958211
OCLC Number: 886672157
Description: ix, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Ballet nations : the New York City Ballet on tour in the Soviet Union in 1962 --
Refusing modernist formulas of second-class citizenship : Arthur Mitchell and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater --
Too sexy for export or just sexy enough? : Martha Graham Dance Company on tour --
Negotiating community and diaspora : twenty-first-century dance diplomacy --
Never a solo --
Appendix A: List of interviewees by company and tour --
Appendix B: International dance tours described in Dancers As Diplomats.
Responsibility: Clare Croft.

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Dancers as Diplomats chronicles the role of dance and dancers in American cultural diplomacy, telling the story of how these tours in shaped and sometimes re-imagined ideas of America in unexpected,  Read more...

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Smoothly written with strong, coherent narrative, Dancers as Diplomats confirms the importance of dance in US cultural exchange. Researching across Cold War and Post-9/11 ideologies of nation and Read more...

 
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