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