DANC 015. Choreographing Chineseness in Sinophone Spaces.
In the wake of American anti-Chinese sentiment surrounding the Covid-19 global pandemic as well as political conflict in Hong Kong and Taiwan, it is important to ask: What does "Chinese" signify? This course considers performance in Sinophone contexts outside of Mainland China in order to examine plural and persistent notions of Chineseness. By reading analyses of and viewing videos of bodily performances-ranging from traditional Chinese opera, to Broadway musicals, to contemporary dance-students will investigate how choreography provides a lens for thinking through the ways in which Chineseness is represented, stereotyped, and even contested.
This course fulfills a requirement for Dance majors and minors.
Open to all students.
Fall 2022. Gerdes.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Dance
Department website: Music and Dance: Dance
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