Victoria Phillips presented her new book, Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy, to a packed house at the Maison Francaise. Her talk was followed by a lively panel discussion with Lynn Garafola, Professor Emerita of Dance at Barnard College, Richard R. John, Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, and Whitney Laemmli, Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. The even was moderated by Victoria de Grazia, Moore Collegiate Professor of History at Columbia University.

Columbia University European Institute - March 9, 2020

Book launch: "Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy"

The National Museum of American Diplomacy at the State Department arranged a “Diplomacy After Hours” discussion on March 5, 2020, that focused on a new book by Victoria Phillips, Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy.  The event was hosted by Dr. Jane Carpenter-Rock, the Museum’s deputy director and the speaker at the May First Monday program on the projected presentation of Public Diplomacy at the museum.

Public Diplomacy Association of America - March 7,2020

Martha Graham and the Legacy of Dance Diplomacy

In choreography that focused on women protagonists whose stories promoted timeless politics and cultural values, Graham’s work demonstrated the power of the free world.

Columbia News recently spoke with Philips (GS’85, BUS’88, GSAS'08 and '13) about the book, her influences, and her teaching.

Columbia News: Off the Shelf - February 10, 2020

Uncovering the Hidden Life of Martha Graham, Modern Dance Icon

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"And here is another interwoven and weird story around Paulina’s Friends: a lecturer from NYC, who I missed to meet for a minutes, when she came to the countryside of Brandenburg in order to see a show.

One day later, we met at her hotel in the downtown of Berlin for the first time. Victoria Phillips is a very special personality, and that’s why I decided to make an interview with her."

Interview with Paulina Tsvetanova of Paulina's Friends

Dancing with the Moon

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"At age ten, Dr. Victoria Phillips performed French courtroom dance. While studying Literature and Creative Writing in GS, working at the Columbia Business School, and observing classes there, Phillips became interested in stock picking. She therefore earned an M.B.A. from Columbia and went on to pursue a career on Wall Street."

Columbia Daily Spectator - April 26, 2016

Dr. Victoria Phillips: Financial analyst, history professor, professional dancer

© 2019 by Victoria Phillips

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