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Revolutionary Bodies is the
first English-language primary source–based history
of concert dance in the People’s Republic of China. Combining
over a decade of ethnographic and archival research, Emily Wilcox
analyzes major dance works by Chinese choreographers staged over an
eighty-year period from 1935 to 2015. Using previously unexamined
film footage, photographic documentation, performance programs, and
other historical and contemporary sources, Wilcox challenges the
commonly accepted view that Soviet-inspired revolutionary ballets
are the primary legacy of the socialist era in China’s dance
field. The digital edition of this title includes nineteen embedded
videos of selected dance works discussed by the author.