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BEIJING

Taikang Space

DANCE WITH IT

YAO QINGMEIDance! Dance! Bruce Ling!2013.

Video documentation of performance: 12 min. Courtesy the artist and Taikang Space, Beijing.

Dancing hasn’t been given much exhibition attention in China yet. Presented by Beijing’s Taikang Space, “Dance With It,” curated by Su Wenxiang, was a show of nine artists resolutely focused on the cultural significances of the activity—specifically, the phenomenon of Western-style dancing in China from the late 1970s to the present day.

In the first room, there was a glistening, rotating disco ball…

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