Choreographer Yang Liping is a household name in China, but perhaps not elsewhere in the world. But that looks to be changing, with her eponymous dance company appearing in more and more major arts festivals around the world. It’s a welcome addition to the international contemporary dance circuit, which is often dominated by Western-centric programming. Yang, however, is reluctant to ascribe such specific labels to her work.

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