Title

Choreographing Diversity and the American Experience: Myra Kinch & Group, Federal Theatre Project, 1937-1939.

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

6-1-2016

Subject: LCSH

Theater, Dance, Race relations, Cultural pluralism

Disciplines

Dance | English Language and Literature | Theatre and Performance Studies

Abstract

“[Myra] Kinch’s dance vocabulary, coupled with the subjects she explored – from snapshots of American national holidays, to a narrative about the pioneer experience, to a condemnation of racial oppression—emphasized the importance of diversity within community. Yet her quest for an inclusive, democratic vision of America articulated through modern dance was compromised by politics, public perception, and administrative policies that circumscribed the FTP’s democratic ideals.” – page 148.

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Publisher Citation

"Choreographing Diversity and the American Experience: Myra Kinch & Group, Federal Theatre Project, 1937-1939.” In Black, C. & Shandell, J., eds. Experiments in Democracy: Inter-racial and Cross-cultural Exchange in American Theatre and Performance, 1912-1945. Southern Illinois University Press, 2016.