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An Analysis of the Rise of Chinese Dance Theater in the 20th Century

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DOI: 10.23977/artpl.2024.050108 | Downloads: 16 | Views: 146

Author(s)

Yifei Liu 1

Affiliation(s)

1 Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College, Zhangzhou, Fujian, 363105, China

Corresponding Author

Yifei Liu

ABSTRACT

In the late 20th century and early 21st century, Chinese dance theater is experiencing a golden period of innovation and development. Numerous young dance creators and directors are boldly experimenting by integrating traditional dance elements with modern artistic techniques, creating a series of dance works that not only embody Chinese cultural characteristics but also showcase an international artistic perspective. These innovative works have not only garnered widespread attention domestically but have also earned acclaim in the international dance arena. In this context, we will focus on exploring the transformations and developments of 20th-century Chinese dance theater under the influence of Western artistic forms. Particularly, we will examine how dance art has responded to and integrated these new artistic elements, especially against the backdrop of the reforms and opening-up, shaping the unique form of dance theater that we witness today.

KEYWORDS

Dance Theater, 20th Century, Chinese Dance Theater, May Fourth Movement, Reform and Opening-Up

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Yifei Liu, An Analysis of the Rise of Chinese Dance Theater in the 20th Century. Art and Performance Letters (2024) Vol. 5: 49-59. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/artpl.2024.050108.

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