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Critical Studies in Dance Leadership and Inclusion

The People’s Dance

The Power and Politics of Guangchang Wu

Authors: Martin, Rose, Chen, Ruohan

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  • Explores Guangchang Wu or ‘square dance’ in contemporary China
  • Offers rich accounts of those involved in leading, organizing, teaching and learning Guangchang Wu
  • Considers how a form of grassroots performing arts can provide leadership and foster community resilience within China
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This book presents an analysis of how the grassroots movement of Guangchang Wu or ‘square dance’ in China has become a national phenomenon. Through oral narratives offering rich descriptions of lived encounters, the experiences of those involved in leading, organizing, teaching and learning Guangchang Wu are revealed. Through these narratives, this book serves to understand the leadership practices occurring and how this dance practice is deeply rooted in the complexities of China’s rapid economic development, acceleration of urbanisation, and the desire for a healthier and more communal lifestyle.

About the authors

Rose Martin is Associate Professor of Arts Education with a focus on Multiculturalism, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. Rose has extensive experience in research and teaching in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Her research interests include dance education; dance ethnography; dance in post-colonial contexts; dance and politics and cross-cultural dance education.
Ruohan Chen is doctoral candidate in the Dance Studies Programme at University of Auckland, New Zealand. Ruohan is now working between the contexts of New Zealand and China. Her research interest centers on dance and politics in the context of contemporary China, dance ethnography, and cross-cultural dance education.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 42,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The People’s Dance
Book Subtitle
The Power and Politics of Guangchang Wu
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies in Dance Leadership and Inclusion
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-9166-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-9166-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-9165-5
Series ISSN
2661-8451
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 122
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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