Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400 Price: $15 ($12 Members, $8 Women’s
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Modern dance icon Martha Graham once claimed, “I am not political.” But in historian Victoria Phillips’snew book, Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy, the author uncovers how Graham and her company infiltrated the American propaganda machine, from a White House performance in 1937 to a planned tour of Eastern Europe under George H.W. Bush in 1989.
Join Phillips, in conversation with legendary Martha Graham dancer Linda Hodes and moderator Valerie Paley, director of the Center for Women’s History, as they uncover Graham’s surprising place in American diplomacy. Book signing with the author to follow.
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