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By Clare Croft

Dancers as Diplomats chronicles the function 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 by way of the united states country division. Dancers as Diplomats tells the tale of ways those excursions formed and a few instances re-imagined principles of the USA in unforeseen, usually sensational circumstances-pirouetting in Moscow because the Cuban Missile difficulty spread out and dancing in Burma almost immediately earlier than the rustic held its first democratic elections.

Based on greater than seventy interviews with dancers who traveled at the excursions, the e-book appears to be like at a variety of American dance businesses, between them manhattan urban Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Martha Graham Dance corporation, city Bush ladies, ODC/Dance, Ronald okay. Brown/Evidence, and the Trey McIntyre undertaking, between others. in the course of the chilly battle, businesses danced in every single place from the Soviet Union to Vietnam, simply months sooner than the U.S. deserted Saigon. within the publish September 11 period, dance businesses traveled to Asia and Latin the US, sub-Saharan Africa and the center East.

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