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New Dance Group, New York City, 1932–2009 By Geduld, Victoria Phillips

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1244-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 31 March 2023, from


Established in 1932 by six young Jewish women in New York City, New Dance Group (NDG) trained leaders of the American modern dance. Founded with the desire to combine radical left-wing politics with dance, NDG proclaimed in its first anniversary bulletin in March 1933: “Dance is a Weapon of the Class Struggle.” The early NDG included concert dance soloists, a men’s group, ensembles that performed in union halls, and a folk dance unit.

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Geduld, Victoria Phillips. "New Dance Group, New York City, 1932–2009." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 31 Mar. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1244-1

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