in Martha Graham in Love and War
June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 12291 words.
This chapter discusses Voyage (1953) as a forgotten Graham work that rejects myth for personal reasons and attempts to apply psycho-dramatic techniques to the creation of choreography. It...
in Body Knowledge
September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 14481 words.
Conceptualized as a return to the pure, communal, spiritual experience of ancient art, pageants have long been understood as a divergence from other early twentieth-century art and...
in Katherine Dunham
July 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 8184 words.
“Aesthetics as Politics” discusses how and why Dunham decided that her primary strategy to fight racism would be to create beautiful choreography rooted in Africanist aesthetics. After...
September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .
Book. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 264 pages.
This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille, from the 1940s through the 1960s. Six musicals are discussed in depth—Oklahoma!, One Touch of Venus, Bloomer Girl, Ca...
in Dancers as Diplomats
March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 12906 words.
This chapter focuses on the New York City Ballet’s State Department–sponsored tour to the Soviet Union in 1962. One of the largest tours in State Department history, it was also one of the...