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Delineating Forgotten Figures in Taiwan’s Dance History - The Life of Lee HuiMei -

  • The Korean Journal of Dance Studies
  • Abbr : KRSDS
  • 2022, 88(4), pp.1-8
  • DOI : 10.16877/kjds.88.4.202211.1
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for Dance Studies
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Dance
  • Received : August 6, 2022
  • Accepted : August 23, 2022
  • Published : November 30, 2022

JuanAnn Tai 1

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ABSTRACT

Lee HuiMei (Emiko Suzuki, 1918-2021), a Japanese emigre who opened a dance school in Taiwan after WWII, is a little-known though significant figure in Taiwan’s dance history. In 2018, a dance drama highlighting her life story was created to depict her dance training and experiences. This dance drama is based on Lee’s biography, as well as a collection of dance artifacts donated to National Museum of Taiwan History and interviews with some participants in this project. The study contained here is conceived of as a/r/tography, where the research methodology, creative practice and performative pedagogy are conducted by the researchers. The ongoing project has now presented one informal showing at the campus of Tainan University of Technology and a semi-formal showing at the National Museum of Taiwan History. Studies like this one are important in order to understand the lived experiences and trajectory of dance educators and performers in Taiwan.

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