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The Work of Dance Mark Franko

The Work of Dance By Mark Franko

The Work of Dance by Mark Franko

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Explores the complex relationship between dance, work and labor in the 1930s.

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The Work of Dance by Mark Franko

In this insightful new book, Mark Franko explores the many genres of theatrical dancing during the radical decade of the 1930s and their relationship to labor movements, including Fordist and unionist organizational structures, the administrative structures of the Federal Dance and Theatre Project, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, and the Communist Party. Franko shows how the structures of labor organization were reproduced and acted out - but also profoundly reasoned through in corporeal terms - by choreography and performance of the proletarian mass dance, the chorus line of the Ziegfeld Follies and the reflexive backstage musical film, Martha Graham's modern dance, the revolutionary dance movement of the proletarian avant-garde, African-American ethnic opera-ballet, and Lincoln Kirstein's American ballet. The contributions of many important personalities of American theatrical, visual and literary culture are included in this study. Franko's focus extends from the direct impact of performances on audiences to the reviewing, reporting and photography of print journalism.

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The Work of Dance by Mark Franko
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Wesleyan University Press
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