Wall Street Journal: ‘Ballet in the Cold War’ Review 

Ballet in Cold War cover
The cover to UW music professor Anne Searcy’s book on ballet and Soviet-U.S. relations in the Cold War. The Soviet dancer’s sideways leap captured from a 1959 performance, drew cheers from the Madison Square Garden audience. Oxford University Press.

As Russian and American ballet companies toured each other’s nations, something more than artistic rivalry was at stake, as UW Music History assistant professor Anne Searcy explores in her new book Ballet in the Cold War: A Soviet-American Exchange (Oxford Press). Critic Joel Lobenthal of the Wall Street Journal reviews the work of this newly appointed School of Music faculty member in the Wall Street Journal’s fall 2020 book preview .

Read the review at WSJ.com (subscription required).

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