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Kinesthetic City: Dance and Movement in Chinese Urban Spaces

SanSan Kwan

Abstract

Kinesthetic City takes as its premise the idea that moving bodies, place, history, and identity are mutually productive. Analyzing both everyday movement and contemporary concert dance in five Chinese urban sites – Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, New York's Chinatown, and the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles – this book explores transnational formations of Chineseness. Not definable by national boundaries, biological essences, central political systems, or even shared cultural norms, Chineseness is a mobile yet abiding idea. This book examines the ways that Chineseness is, at key historical mome ... More

Keywords: kinesthesia, Chineseness, choreography, urban space, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Chinatown, New York, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles, community, Jin Xing Dance Theatre, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, City Contemporary Dance Company of Hong Kong, Chen and Dancers, Yu Dance Theatre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199921515
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921515.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

SanSan Kwan, author
University of California - Berkeley

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