Dance for Development: Uyghur Women in the Chinese Diaspora Creating Self-Empowerment Through Dance
This publication addresses dance as an essential component of Uyghur culture. Specifically, it discusses how Uyghur women employ dance as a reaction to reaffirm cultural identity. The author argues that they send messages of cultural survival through dance enabling them to negotiate positions of power for themselves. The paper analyzes the dialectics of the dance revealed through interview conducted with Uyghur women in the diaspora.
© 2006 East-West Center (EWC)
Kristie N Smith