Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy

March 09, 2020

A book launch and panel discussion for "Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy". From the 1950s to the 1980s, Martha Graham and her dance company toured the world under the auspices of the State Department. "Martha Graham's Cold War" examines Graham's role as a cultural ambassador and how her work was used by the United States as pro-Western propaganda during the Cold War.

00:00:08 | Welcome Remarks by Victoria de Grazia, Moore Collegiate Professor of History, Columbia University

00:09:19 | Victoria Phillips, Author of "Martha Graham’s Cold War: the Dance of American Diplomacy"

00:30:18 | Lynn Garafola, Professor Emerita of Dance, Barnard College

00:40:25 | Whitney Laemmli, Assistant Professor of History, Carnegie Mellon University

00:48:57 | Richard R. John, Professor of Journalism, Columbia University

01:01:01 | Audience Q&A

This free and public event was held at Columbia University on February 10, 2020. The event was sponsored by Columbia University's European Institute, Harriman Institute, Department of History, & Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.