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Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance (Hardcover)

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The definition of Asian American dance is as contested as the definition of “Asian American.” Artists and scholars who are making, defining, questioning, and theorizing Asian American dance show in these original essays that the term encompasses not only a range of national origins but also a dazzling variety of theoretical frameworks, disciplinary methods, and genres—from traditional to postmodern to hip hop.            This volume addresses topics including the role of the 1960s Asian American Movement in creating Japanese American taiko groups, and the experience of internment during World War II influencing butoh dance in Canada. Essays about artists such as Jay Hirabayashi, Alan Tolentino, Shen Wei, Kun-Yang Lin, Yasuko Yokoshi, Eiko & Koma, Sam Kim, Roko Kawai, and Denise Uyehara look closely at the politics of how Asian aesthetics are set into motion and marketed. The contributions include first-person narratives, interviews, ethnography, cultural studies, performance studies, and comparative ethnic studies.
Number of Pages: 269.0
Genre: Performing Arts, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Dance / Notation, Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Series Title: Studies in Dance History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
Language: English
Street Date: May 11, 2016
TCIN: 51350458
UPC: 9780299308704
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-4771

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