Hitler's Dancers: German Modern Dance and the Third Reich (Paperback)

Hitler's Dancers: German Modern Dance and the Third Reich By Lilian Karina, Marion Kant, Jonathan Steinberg Cover Image
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781571816887
ISBN-10: 1571816887
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: February 1st, 2004
Pages: 400
Language: English