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Berg, Shelly C., ed. “Of, By, and for the People: Joint Conference of the Congress on Research in Dance and the Society of Dance History Scholars.” Dance Research Journal 25, no. 2 (1993): 64–68.

Foulkes, Julia Lawrence. Modern Bodies: Dance and American Modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey. Durham: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Franko, Mark. Dancing Modernism/Performing Politics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Geduld, Victoria Phillips. “Performing Communism in the American Dance: Culture, Politics, and the New Dance Group.” American Communist History 7, no. 1 (2008): 39–65.

______________. “All Fall Down: The Demise of the New Dance Group and the 'Highest' Stage of Capitalism.” American Communist History 9, no. 2 (2010): 201–209.

______________. “Dancing Diplomacy: Martha Graham and the Strange Commodity of Cold War Cultural Exchange in Asia.” Dance Chronicle 33 (2010): 44–81.

Graff, Ellen. Stepping Left: Dance and Politics in New York City, 19281942. Durham: Duke University Press, 1997.

Kant, Marion and Lilian Karina. Hitler's Dancers: German Modern Dance and the Third Reich. Translated by Jonathan Steinberg. New York: Berghahn Books, 2003.

Kolb, Alexandra, ed. Dance and Politics. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011.

Prevots, Naima. Dance for Export: Cultural Diplomacy and the Cold War. A Studies in Dance History Book. Hanover and London: Wesleyan University Press, 1998.

Prickett, Stacey. “Dance and the Workers' Struggle.” Dance Research: The Journal of the Society for Dance Research 8, no. 1 (1990): 47–61.

____________. “From Workers' Dance to New Dance.” Dance Research: The Journal of the Society for Dance Research 7, no. 1 (1989): 47–64.

Rosen, Bernice, ed. The New Dance Group: Movement for a Change. London: Routledge, 2000.

Video Resources

Bhuller, Darshan Singh, Tom Hurwitz, Jane Dudley, and Sheron Wray, et. al. Harmonica Breakdown: Speaking about the Dance. VHS video. England: Singh Productions, 1995/2006.

Humphrey, Doris, José Limón, et.al. Limón's Legacy. VHS video. Washington, D.C.: USIA, [198-?]. Gentry, Eve, Valerie Bettis, Charles Weidman, et. al. The New Dance Group Gala Concert: An Historic Retrospective of New Dance Group Presentations, 1930s–1970s. VHS video. New York: American Dance Guild, 1993.