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Revolutionary bodies : Chinese dance and the socialist legacy

Author: Emily Wilcox
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Revolutionary Bodies is the first primary source-based history of concert dance in the People's Republic of China. Combining over a decade of ethnographic and archival research, it analyzes major dance works by Chinese choreographers staged over an eighty-year period from 1935 to 2015. Using previously unexamined film footage, photographic documentation, performance programs, and other historical and contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilcox, Emily, 1981-
Revolutionary bodies.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018031703
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Wilcox
ISBN: 9780520300576 0520300572
OCLC Number: 1042829106
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Locating Chinese dance : bodies in place, history, and genre --
From Trinidad to Beijing : Dai Ailian and the beginnings of Chinese dance --
Experiments in form : creating dance in the early People's Republic --
Performing a socialist nation : the golden age of Chinese dance --
A revolt from within : contextualizing revolutionary ballet --
The return of Chinese dance : socialist continuity post Mao --
Inheriting the socialist legacy : Chinese dance in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Emily Wilcox.

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"Revolutionary Bodies is the first primary source-based history of concert dance in the People's Republic of China. Combining over a decade of ethnographic and archival research, it analyzes major dance works by Chinese choreographers staged over an eighty-year period from 1935 to 2015. Using previously unexamined film footage, photographic documentation, performance programs, and other historical and contemporary sources, Emily Wilcox challenges the commonly accepted view that Soviet-inspired revolutionary ballets are the primary legacy of the socialist era in China's dance field. The digital edition of this title includes nineteen embedded videos of selected dance works discussed by the author"--Provided by publisher.

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