Dance Studies in China (Book)

Selected Writings from the Journal of Beijing Dance Academy

Edited by Yanjie Zhang

A collection of articles selected from the Journal of Beijing Dance Academy, translated here for an English-speaking audience. Beijing Dance Academy is a full-time institution of higher learning with commitment to developing excellent professional dancers, choreographers and dance researchers.

 

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Officially founded in 1978, the Beijing Dance School was the first professional dance school established after the creation of the People’s Republic of China. In the years since, the Beijing Dance Academy has become the only institution of higher learning for professional dance education in the country, as well as the largest prestigious dance school in the world. It is a full-time institution of higher learning with commitments to developing excellent professional dancers, choreographers, and dance researchers. Dance Studies in China is a collection of articles selected from issues of the Journal of Beijing Dance Academy, the only academic journal of dance studies in China. The collection also includes an interview with Shen Wei, the Chinese American choreographer, painter, and director living in New York.

Deng Youling is vice president of Beijing Dance Academy, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Beijing Dance Academy, and professor of Chinese ethnic aesthetics and Chinese dance education. Zhang Yanjie is associate editor-in-chief of the Journal of Beijing Dance Academy and professor of Western dance history, Western cultural history, and Renaissance history.

Chapter 1: Dance Education in China

Chapter 2: Interview with SHEN Wei

Chapter 3: Research on Dance Theories and Dance History

Chapter 4: Research on Dance Culture

Chapter 5: Research on Dance Creation and Dance Performance

Chapter 6: Dance Science

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