Cold War Politics and the Modern Arts

Tuesday 30th April 2019 in collaboration with Roehampton University Dance Department

This two-part research forum explored key political perspectives on dance and other modern arts during the Cold War, taking a global approach through an in-depth investigation of salient case studies and intersections in the United States, South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

The invited speakers will illuminated their research and discussed possible synergies or divergences between each other’s work. Then, the discussion opened to include the audience and give opportunity for Q&A. 

Dr Jens Richard Giersdorf
Professor of Dance Studies, Marymount Manhattan College

Dr Gay Morris
Dance and art critic and historian, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University

Dr Victoria Phillips
LSE-Columbia University Visiting Professor, Department of International History, Columbia University, European Institute, Harriman Institute, Department of History