Dana MillsJan 14, 2023
Dance and Activism
A Century of Radical Dance Across the World
Bloomsbury Publishing 2021
Dance and Activism: A Century of Radical Dance Across the World (Bloomsbury, 2022) by Dana Mills looks at the intersection of dance and radical politics from the 1920s to today, taking in case studies including Martha Graham's anti-fascist choreography, the Iraqi hip-hop dance scene, and the progressive potential of the often conservative art of ballet. Throughout, Mills is motivated both by her own passionate love of dance and by her own lifelong commitment to supporting struggles for freedom and justice. This book is essential for anyone who wants dance to be part of their revolution.
Andy Boyd is a playwright based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of the playwriting MFA at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Arizona School for the Arts.