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Performing the Cold War: Dance and Diplomacy

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  4:10–5:40 p.m.

Location: Athletics & Dance Building Dance Studio Theatre, ATHD 102
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Category: Colloquium



DANCE 280 - Current Topics in Dance Research
Choreographies of War and Conflict - Jens Richard Giersdorf, coordinator

Victoria Phillips, Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University, Department of History
Performing the Cold War: Dance and Diplomacy

Victoria Phillips specializes in United States cultural history, dance and diplomacy. She has presented her work internationally including the U.S. Embassy in France and Germany, as well as the Library of Congress. Her exhibit, “Dance and Democracy: Politics and Protest from World War I through the Cold War” ( follows “Dance is a Weapon,” which opened in Paris, 2008, and toured France through 2010. While writing her dissertation, “The Strange Commodity of Cultural Exchange: Martha Graham and her State Department Tours, 1955-1987,” she taught at Barnard and Marymount Manhattan Colleges, and “Performing the Cold War” at Columbia University. Publications include the New York Times, American Communist History, Dance Research Journal, Ballet Review, and Dance Chronicle.

Parking: $6 permits at the University Kiosk

Open to: Campus Only
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Dance Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245