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The Legacy of the New Dance Group [PERFORMANCE/PANEL]

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Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson Building

10 First Street SE

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The Legacy of the New Dance Group
Dr. Ellen Graff, an authority on the New Dance Group and author of Stepping Left: Dance and Politics in New York City, 1928-1942, will introduce the performance.

Sandra Kaufmann, Director of Dance, Loyola University, Chicago
Erica Dankmeyer, Artist in Residence, Williams College
Samantha Geracht, Artistic Director, Sokolow Dance Theatre
Jennifer Conley, Franklin and Marshall College
Clarence Brooks, Florida Atlantic University

This project spotlights the Library’s impressive dance collections and documents a seminal period in American dance history. The concert includes five solo dances created by the New Dance Group, an important artist collective formed in 1932 by a circle of accomplished American modern dance pioneers. Seeking to use their voices in the fight for social justice, they coined the phrase “Dance is a Weapon” and established a center offering low-cost dance classes for disadvantaged students. Their searing artistic and political statements on the nation’s cultural landscape continue to resonate today.



PROGRAM

JANE DUDLEY
Time is Money
Cante Flamenco

ANNA SOKOLOW
Kaddish

SOPHIE MASLOW
Dustbowl Ballads

TALLY BEATTY
Mourner’s Bench



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