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The Intersection of Dance and Politics LDF85
This fascinating presentation will feature three compelling pieces that address some aspect of political expression within their construct. The Green Table—choreographed by Kurt Jooss—depicts the futility of war. It presages the coming of World War II and the ineffectiveness of peace negotiations of the 1930’s. Agon—choreographed by George Balanchine—was the first time an African American man performed a pas de deux on stage with a white woman. Presented in 1957, before the Civil Rights Act, it was a political statement in and of itself. Ghost Dances—choreographed by Christopher Bruce—is a reaction to the political oppression in South America and the unexplained disappearance of so many people. Within this framework, some discussion of the rise of modern dance and its impact on ballet will be addressed.
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