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Hitler's Dancers: German Modern Dance and the Third Reich
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, un ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 15th 2004 by Berghahn Books
(first published June 1st 2003)
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Hitler's Dancers I have to admit that this book took me about two years to read - I was always picking something to read alongside it. This book is interesting in terms of how dancers, particularly modern dancers, in the early Nazi years were swift to embrace Naziism and its racist tenets. But it is not written for people with little knowledge of the major figures of German dance. For that to be the case, the book should have been set up with at least a concise description of some of the major f ...more