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Author Karina, Lilian,
Title Tanz unterm Hakenkreuz. English
Hitler's dancers : German modern dance and the Third Reich / Lilian Karina and Marion Kant ; translated by Jonathan Steinberg.
Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2004.
Edition 1st pbk. ed.

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Author Karina, Lilian,
Subject Modern dance -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
National socialism and dance.
Dance -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History.
Germany -- Cultural policy -- 20th century.
Alt Name Kant, Marion,
Add Title German modern dance and the Third Reich
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 364 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Edition 1st pbk. ed.
Note Translated from German.
Originally published: 2003.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-351) and index.
Note Print version.
Contents Translater's Foreword / Jonathan Steinberg -- Preface / Marion Kant -- pt. I. Recollections / Lilian Karina -- Ch. 1. Historical Overview of the Labanist Period -- Ch. 2. Art and Culture under National Socialism -- Ch. 3. Sectarianism and Dance: The Historical Path of Racial Hygiene -- Ch. 4. Fates of Emigrants -- Ch. 5. Situation in Scandinavia -- Ch. 6. Laban's Downfall and Post-Labanism -- pt. II. "Dance Is a Race Question." The Dance Politics of the Reich Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda / Marion Kant -- Introduction: The State of Dance Research -- Ch. 7. Reich Ministry for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda -- Ch. 8. Nazi Redirection of Dance -- Ch. 9. Ministerial Dance Politicos -- Rudolf von Laban and Otto von Keudell -- Ch. 10. German Dance Theater and The German Master Workshops -- Ch. 11. Next Stage: The Laban Case, The Wigman Case -- Ch. 12. After Laban's Fall -- pt. III. Nazi Attempt to Suppress Jazz and Swing: A Case Study / Marion Kant -- pt. IV. Dance Under the Nazis: Documentary Appendix / Edited by Marion Kant -- App. Administrative Structure of the Reich Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda and the Reich Culture Chambers.
Summary Annotation The Nazis burned books and banned much modern art. However, few people know the fascinating story of German modern dance, which was the great exception. Modern expressive dance found favor with the regime and especially with the infamous Dr. Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda. How modern artists collaborated with Nazism reveals an important aspect of modernism, uncovers the bizarre bureaucracy which controlled culture and tells the histories of great figures who became enthusiastic Nazis and lied about it later. The book offers three perspectives: the dancer Lilian Karina writes her very vivid personal story of dancing in interwar Germany; the dance historian Marion Kant gives a systematic account of the interaction of modern dance and the totalitarian state, and a documentary appendix provides a glimpse into the twisted reality created by Nazi racism, pedantic bureaucrats and artistic ambition. Lilian Karina, born in Russia, studied ballet with Eduardova and Gsovsky in Berlin in the 1920s and danced with Sascha Leontieff, Aurel von Milloss and many others. She fled from Germany to Hungary and later Sweden, where she opened a ballet studio and still lives in Stockholm. Marion Kantwas raised in East Berlin and began dancing at the Comic Opera at the age of 14. She took her PhD at Humboldt University in musicology and dance history and has taught at the Free University of Berlin, Kings College London, Cambridge University, the University of Surrey and now at the University of Pennsylvania. Jonathan Steinbergis Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Modern European History, University of Pennsylvania.
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ISBN 9781782389583 (electronic bk.)
178238958X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 961899155
Additional Format Print version: Karina, Lilian. Tanz unterm Hakenkreuz. English. Hitler's dancers. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Berghahn Books, 2004 1571813004 1571816887 (DLC) 2002027712

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