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Dancers as diplomats : American choreography in cultural Exchange

Author: Clare Croft
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2015.
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Clare Croft chronicles the role of dance and dancers in American cultural diplomacy, telling the story of how tours sponsored by the US State Department shaped and sometimes re-imagined ideas of America in unexpected, often sensational circumstances.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Croft
ISBN: 9780190226329 0190226323
OCLC Number: 914167009
Notes: 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.
Description: 1 online resource (IX, 256 S. :) Ill.
Contents: Introduction ; Chapter One: Ballet Nations: The New York City Ballet on Tour in the Soviet Union in 1962 ; Chapter Two: Refusing Modernist Formulas of Second-Class Citizenship: Arthur Mitchell and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ; Chapter Three: Too Sexy for Export or Just Sexy Enough: Martha Graham Dance Company ; Chapter Four: Negotiating Community and Diaspora: Twenty-First Century Dance Diplomacy ; Chapter Five: Never A Solo ; Appendix A: List of Interviews ; Appendix B: List of US State Department Tours ; References ; Index
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