One of China's leading choreographers, Yuan Yuan Wang, is also the founder of the Beijing Dance Theater. Her pioneering work has been pivotal to the development of modern dance in China. ICONS spoke with Yuan Yuan Wang about her pathway to becoming one of the most prominent Asian female choreographers and the artistic challenges along the way.
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IS ALL CHOREOGRAPHY ART?
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- Etta H. - Yes, it is the act and the art of sequencing. However, if it is a “good art” – that is subjective.
- Stacy P. - Yes! Art, n. artisan, articulate/ratio, from Latin "artus"joint, to join or to fit together, 1. human ability to make things: as distinguished from the world of nature, 2. making or doing of things that that display form, perception, hopefully love
- Amanda M. - Not always. Coordinating aircrafts taking off on the airport runway is in certain way a choreography, but not necessary art. Being an air traffic controller is just a job.
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