Special issue: ArtsCross/Danscross: transcultural dialogues, Choreographic Practices, Volume 7 Number 2, ISSN 2040-5669

Bannerman, Christopher ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8023-4872 (2016) Special issue: ArtsCross/Danscross: transcultural dialogues, Choreographic Practices, Volume 7 Number 2, ISSN 2040-5669. [Journal Guest Editorial]


This publication represents an important milestone in the ArtsCross story. The initiative from its inception in 2009 as Danscross in Beijing featured public events in the form of performances and conferences, and this continued throughout the three editions of what became ArtsCross in Taipei 2011, Beijing 2012, London 2013 and Beijing again in 2014. It has also generated a range of written outcomes including published papers submitted by individuals, blogs and reflective accounts on websites and individual and group presentations.

However, this is the first occasion on which we, as a group of academic observers and artists based in mainland China, Taiwan and the United Kingdom, commit ourselves wholeheartedly to the printed word. The papers that follow demonstrate that the meeting place that is ArtsCross/Danscross (跨艺·舞动无界), an English language amalgam of the Chinese and English names, has stimulated responses from a range of perspectives reflecting the numerous ways that the project touched and inspired those involved. As my colleagues and co-directors, Professors Xu Rui and Wang Yunyu, have contributed papers to this collection, the daunting task of writing this introduction has fallen to me.

Choreographic Practices, Volume 7 Number 2 contents:

- Christopher Bannerman: Dancing transcultural dialogues, pp. 165-195
- Xu Ru: Considering postmodern cultural disconnects and cultural paradigms in Chinese dance creation through the lens of ArtsCross/Danscross, pp. 197-212:
- Guo Lei: Mask – ArtsCross/Danscross London, pp. 213-218:
- Chen Ya-Ping Putting Minzu into perspective: Dance and its relation to the concept of ‘Nation’, pp. 219-228
- Martin Welton: Dancing with the sound of birds: Atmospheres and translation in ArtsCross/Danscross, pp. 229-253
- Lin Yatin: Corporeal translation across borders: Indigenous choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava and his Warriors, pp. 255-277
- Rachel Lopez De La Nieta: Beijing Bucket Blues: ArtsCross/Danscross, pp. 279-289
- Wang Yunyu: Analysing body centre weight use by dancers in ArtsCross/Danscross, pp. 291-303
- Stefanie Sachsenmaier: Ways of doing, ways of thinking, ways of moving together: Considerations for cross-cultural encounters and exchanges in and through dance practice, pp. 305-326
- Wu Yi-San: Depart: A journey of Light and Water, pp. 327-336
- Wang Xin: Looking at different cultural contexts in the contemporary dance of ArtsCross/Danscross, pp. 337-350
- Rebecca Loukes: Re-defining the ‘contact zone’: Translation, transformation and the space in-between, pp. 351-369

Item Type: Journal Guest Editorial
Additional Information: Special Issue: ArtsCross/Danscross: transcultural dialogues, 7(2).
Guest Editor: Christopher Bannerman
Includes Editorial by Chris Bannerman (English language) doi: 10.1386/chor.7.2.165_2)
Special Issue also available via CHOR (Chinese language): https://intellect.stisonbooks.com/media/CHOR-7.2_complete-issue.pdf
Keywords (uncontrolled): Performing arts
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts
Item ID: 31428
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Depositing User: Chris Bannerman
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2020 10:15
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 16:31
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31428

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