Critical Race Theory and Copyright in American Dance

Whiteness as Status Property

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  • Caroline Joan S. Picart

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The effort to win federal protection for dance in the United States was a racialized and gendered contest. Picart traces the evolution of choreographic works from being federally non-copyrightable to becoming a category potentially copyrightable under the 1976 Copyright Act, specifically examining Loíe Fuller, George Balanchine, and Martha Graham.


aesthetics America choreography dance evolution gender USA

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