The Body of ‘No Resistance’: ethnographic research on contemporary dancers in Taiwan

Activity: Talk or presentation for an academic audienceInvited talk for an academic audience


Employing primary research on the ethnography of contemporary dancers in Taiwan I will explore the constant dis/institutionalization of their embodied practices. The analysis will be contextualized within the socio-cultural process, which characterises the post/modernity that is unique to Eastern Asia. I will focus on the notion of ‘no resistance’ in dancers’ bodies for it helps interconnect the multilayers of exegeses in artistic expression, visual representation, social morality, and religious healing. The exploration also brings into questions how, theoretically and methodologically, dancers’ kinaesthetic experience and creative practices can reveal the intrinsic nature of the dancing body as both individual and social.
Period23 Apr 2019
Degree of RecognitionLocal