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DANC 265.00 Performing the Orient 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 13, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 136 / Weitz Center 168

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am
Synonym: 63955

Phil S Chan

Magic carpets, glittering pagodas, harem fantasies...Orientalism dominated Europe's creative landscape and imagination since the 1700s, but what purpose did it serve? This class will explore over 300 years of "exotic" portrayals of "Orientals" on the Western ballet and opera stages, and geopolitics that impacted how we view Asian people and cultures to this day: from Genghis Khan, the Opium Wars, Chinese Exclusion, to Japanese Internment and #StopAsianHate. The course will also examine the creative process of shifting a Eurocentric work of art for a multiracial audience and provide practical frameworks for how to create art outside of your own cultural experience.

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