Moving Identities: An Investigation of Chinese Oversea Dancers in London Based on Double Consciousness Theory

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It is not uncommon today that cross-border exchanges of dancers are getting closer and closer under globalization. For those cross-cultural dance training, dancers' thoughts and bodies have been changed. This paper explores the multiple consciousness and identity contradictions of Chinese oversea dancers in the context of London. Applying Double Consciousness Theory to dance research strives to help more individuals to sociological focus on dance research and comprehend the relationship between the body and society. The ethnography methodology is adopted in this study and found that Chinese overseas dancers can better examine and truly understand China's national culture and reshape their identities. Besides, the contradiction between dancers and the inevitability of multiple identities in the cross-cultural context contributed to the development of British multiculturalism to a certain extent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event2022 International Conference on Media, Art, Management and Educational Engineering - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 15 Oct 202216 Oct 2022

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  • Double Consciousness
  • Identity
  • Chinese oversea dancers


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