par Goncalves De Aranjo Passos, Stéphanie
Référence Dance chronicle, 42, 1, page (53-77)
Publication Publié, 2019-04-30
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : In May 1954, the battle of Dien Bien Phu in Indochina led French governmental authorities to cancel the first tour to Paris by any Soviet ballet troupe since World War II. Drawing from press accounts as well as material in diplomatic archives and the Paris Opera, this essay explores the negotiations behind the tour, its last-minute cancellation after the Soviet dancers had reached Paris, and French reaction to the aborted tour. In particular, I examine the political considerations of the early Cold War period that prematurely terminated the French-Soviet efforts to conduct dance diplomacy.