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Dance Planet


课程概述 / About This Course



Long before humans developed language and invented writing, people had already begun to express themselves with their bodies. The movements not only have symbolic significance, but also carry aesthetic values.

What is dance? Why do we dance? Are there any common elements between different types of dance? Is dance meant for public performance or for individual expression? And how did the dancers create and develop today's diverse dance world?

Let's follow the steps of the NYU Shanghai Mini Course and pursue the answers.

教师 / Faculty

陶思烨 Siye Tao


十多年来,陶教授一直专注于中国民族民间舞蹈与舞台表演,包括藏族舞、蒙古族舞、维吾尔族舞、朝鲜族舞、傣族舞和中国古典舞等。在教授舞蹈课程以外,陶教授也参与上海纽约大学“舞蹈影像”(Dance for Camera)的编舞、设计与剪辑。


Siye Tao is an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Shanghai. She holds a Master’s degree of Dance Performance and a B.A. of Dance Education from Minzu University of China, Beijing.

Professor Tao’s research interests are Chinese minority and folk dance and stage performance. Professor Tao has focused on Chinese minority and folk dance for more than ten years, such as traditional Tibetan Dance, Mongolian Dance, Uygur Dance, Yanbian Korean Dance, Dai Dance, and Chinese Classical Dance. In addition to teaching dance courses, Professor Tao also participates in NYU Shanghai Dance for Camera choreography, design, and editing.

Tao still performs and choreographs, most recently at the Festival d’Avignon in France, the Beijing Modern Dance Festival, the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), the Shanghai Museum of Glass, and the Guangdong Modern Dance Festival.

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