By Cadra Peterson McDaniel
McDaniel investigates the explanation at the back of the production of the Bolshoi’s repertoire and the Soviet leadership’s ambitions and interpretation of the tour’s good fortune in addition to American reaction to the journey. The repertoire incorporated the 4 ballets, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Giselle, and The Stone Flower, and Highlights courses, which incorporated excerpts from a number of pre- and post-revolutionary ballets, operas, and dance suites. How the americans and the Soviets understood the Bolshoi’s good fortune presents perception into how either side conceptualized the position of the humanities in society and in political transformation.
American–Soviet Cultural international relations: The Bolshoi Ballet’s American Premiere demonstrates the ballet’s position in Soviet overseas coverage, a shift to "artful warfare," and therefore emphasizes the importance of learning cultural alternate as a key point of Soviet international coverage and analyzes the continuing value of the humanities in twenty-first century Russian politics.
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American–Soviet Cultural Diplomacy: The Bolshoi Ballet's American Premiere by Cadra Peterson McDaniel