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By Clare Croft

Dancers as Diplomats chronicles the position of dance and dancers in American cultural international relations. within the early many years of the chilly battle and the twenty-first century, American dancers toured the globe on excursions subsidized through the united states kingdom division. Dancers as Diplomats tells the tale of the way those excursions formed and a few instances re-imagined rules of the U.S. in unforeseen, usually sensational circumstances-pirouetting in Moscow because the Cuban Missile quandary spread out and dancing in Burma presently sooner than the rustic held its first democratic elections.

Based on greater than seventy interviews with dancers who traveled at the excursions, the publication seems to be at quite a lot of American dance businesses, between them long island urban Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Martha Graham Dance corporation, city Bush girls, ODC/Dance, Ronald okay. Brown/Evidence, and the Trey McIntyre venture, between others. in the course of the chilly battle, businesses danced in every single place from the Soviet Union to Vietnam, simply months earlier than the USA deserted Saigon. within the submit 9-11 period, dance businesses traveled to Asia and Latin the US, sub-Saharan Africa and the center East.

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