By Naima Prevots
A little-known episode within the heritage of dance that illuminates the wider topic of cultural coverage through the chilly conflict period.
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Bennahum, University of New Mexico Sally Banes (ex officio), University of Wisconsin-Madison Barbara Barker, University of Minnesota Shelley C. Berg, Southern Methodist University Mary Cargill, Columbia University Thomas DeFrantz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joan Erdman, Columbia College Rebecca Harris-Warrick, Cornell University Constance Valis Hill (ex officio), Alvin Ailey American Dance Center Stephanie Jordan, Roehampton Institute, London Marge Maddux (ex officio), University of Minnesota Susan Manning, Northwestern University Carol Martin, New York University Marian Smith, University of Oregon Barbara Sparti, Rome Titles in Print Looking at Ballet: Ashton and Balanchine, 19261936 The Origins of the Bolero School Carlo Blasis in Russia Of, By, and For the People: Dancing on the Left in the 1930s Dancing in Montreal: Seeds of a Choreographic History The Making of a Choreographer: Ninette de Valois and "Bar aux Folies-Bergère" Ned Wayburn and the Dance Routine: From Vaudeville to the "Ziegfeld Follies" Rethinking the Sylph: New Perspectives on the Romantic Ballet Dance for Export: Cultural Diplomacy and the Cold War José Limón: An Unfinished Memoir Page iii Dance for Export Cultural Diplomacy and the Cold War Naima Prevots Introduction by Eric Foner Page iv Wesleyan University Press Published by University Press of New England, Hanover, NH 03755 � 1998 by Naima Prevots All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America 5 4 3 2 1 CIP data appear at the end of the book Page v Contents Illustrations vii Acknowledgments xi Introduction by Eric Foner 1 Prologue 7 Eisenhower's Fund 11 Starting Out 23 ANTA, the Dance Panel, and Martha Graham 37 The Avant-Garde Conundrum 53 Ballet and Soviet-American Exchange 69 African-American Artists 93 How Broad a Spectrum?
Dissent became suspect, and many lost their jobs because they had supported various liberal causes during the 1930s and 1940s. Wide World Photos. UPI/Corbis-Bettmann. reporter Edward R. Murrow courageously aired "A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy" on CBS television's See It Now. The report provided a powerful review of McCarthy's destructive attacks, unfounded lies, and damaging claims. Only six weeks later, the ArmyMcCarthy hearings were held. These were meant to investigate McCarthy's charges that Secretary of the Army Robert T.
100 Katherine Dunham in L'Ag'Ya. 101 Page ix Katherine Dunham in a Publicity Still, 1940s. 103 Pearl Primus in Folk Dance, 1945. 107 Tom Two Arrows. 112 Tom Two Arrows Performing Before a Village Audience in Southeast Asia, 19561957. 113 Gladys and Reginald Laubin. 115 Members of the Berea College Folk Dance Group on Tour in Latin America, 1962. 120 Announcement of the Berea College Folk Dance Group's Appearance at the Guatemalan-American Institute, June 1962. 120 Program for Rod Alexander's Dance Jubilee, Calcutta, 1959.