Articles by: Dana Mills

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Dana Mills is an author, dancer, and activist. Her most recent book is Dance and Politics: Moving Beyond Boundaries (Manchester University Press, 2016). She is currently working on a biography of Rosa Luxemburg and a study of the relationship between dance and activism.

We Can Dance, and It Will Be Our Revolution

Founder of the oldest professional dance school in the United States, Martha Graham refused to perform at the Nazi Olympics and created a lasting stage for political dissent. Modern dance has deep links to radical politics — and the protests of those who stepped out of the chorus line.