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Nature as essence : Al Huang's East-West synthesis in modern dance.

Author: Yuh-jen Lu
Edition/Format:   Article : Biography : Conference publication : English
Publication:Transmigratory moves. vol. 1, p. 197-206
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Named Person: Al Chung-liang Huang; Susanne K Langer; Ted Shawn
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication
Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Yuh-jen Lu
OCLC Number: 52192112
In: Congress on Research in Dance. Conference (34th : 2001 : New York, N.Y.)
Notes: "During the East-West Cold War, modern dance became a converged site of immigration, cultural production, and theoretical practice. Within this context, Chinese immigrant artist Al Huang invented a Taoist Nirvana of natural flora and fauna through an (a)historical "China" motif that he called an "East-West synthesis." As dance concepts are often contingent upon historical phenomena, I will argue that Huang's East-West synthesis is a byproduct of Cold War mentality to signify progress without change. This icon of progress looms large in Langer's theory of virtual powers and dynamic images that are modeled after ballet/modern dances."--Page 197.

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