Write a 1200 word essay that answers the question in depth and in detail. Make connections between your thesis statement and each paragraph, providing examples from the resources to illustrate your argument. Your essay will be graded on your ability to demonstrate understanding of the course materials through fully developed, concisely-expressed ideas.
A nation creates and develops identity through its stories and art. Central to the identity of America is the theme of "inclusion", yet not all cultural groups are represented the same on stage. Throughout the course, several choreographic works and individuals have represented and/or misrepresented cultural identities (race, ethnicity, gender, religion) on the stage. In a 1200 word essay, discuss the relationship of dance to representing cultural identities.