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How Choreography Integrate Interculturalism—“Cultural Identity in Dance Choreography Based on Akam Khan’s Works”

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Shuangshuang Xu

Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT, UK.

*Corresponding author: Shuangshuang Xu


Cultural identity is a personal feature and a feature of a certain group consisted of people who have the same cultural identity or educational background. As an intercultural communication media, dance can express specific information about cultural identity. Dance explores the movement of the body. Dancers communicate with viewers though bodies. Dance can convey some abstract ideas to the viewers. Dance is not merely a communicative movement of the body, and it is associated with the social and objective world. This essay aims to explore the way choreography integrate interculturalism using Akram Khan’s dance creations as examples. I will focus on exemplifying the manifestations of his new interculturalism in his choreography. To be specific, I will investigate how cultural identity can be integrated into choreography based on Khan’s dance works. Khan’s work Zero Degrees (2005), Desh (2011), and XENOS (2018) will be analyzed in the following sections. By respecting other cultures and sharing ideas, the problems caused by cultural differences can be mitigated.


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How Choreography Integrate Interculturalism—“Cultural Identity in Dance Choreography Based on Akam Khan’s Works”

How to cite this paper: Shuangshuang Xu. (2023) How Choreography Integrate Interculturalism—“Cultural Identity in Dance Choreography Based on Akam Khan’s Works”. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science7(1), 199-201.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2023.01.029

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