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Michio Ito's Shadow: Searching for the Transnational in Solo Dance

Carrie J. Preston

in On Stage Alone

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780813040257
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813043869 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813040257.003.0002
Michio Ito's Shadow: Searching for the Transnational in Solo Dance

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From the solo career of Japanese American dancer Michio Ito comes a wide-angle view of dance historiography. The critical desires of the soloist, audiences, and reviewers shape how each confront self-expression, nationality, and race. Ito's modern movement idiom, born of cultural fusion, played out in choreography for the concert stage, Broadway shows, and films, and succeeded in part because of the contemporary japonisme fad.

Keywords: Michio Ito; transnationalism; Japanese American dancer; historiography; self-expression; nationality; race; cultural fusion

Chapter.  8565 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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