For years, Phil Chan—writer, educator, consultant, choreographer, and Final Bow for Yellowface co-founder—has been fighting to improve Asian representation in dance. His latest book, “Banishing Orientalism: Dancing Between Exotic and Familiar,” examines the history of Orientalism in ballet. Chan joins to discuss why he believes problematic older works should be not canceled but instead reimagined for 21st-century audiences.
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