New PDF release: Dance Matters: Performing India on Local and Global Stages

By Pallabi Chakravorty,Nilanjana Gupta

ISBN-10: 041555375X

ISBN-13: 9780415553759

This quantity offers a multidisciplinary viewpoint on dance scholarship and perform as they've got developed in India and its diaspora, outlining how dance histories were written and re-written, how aesthetic and pedagogical conventions have replaced and are altering, and the way politico-economic shifts have formed Indian dance and its negotiation with modernity.. Written via eminent and emergent students and practitioners of Indian dance, the articles make dance a foundational socio-cultural and aesthetic phenomena that displays and affects upon quite a few cultural intercourses -- from artwork and structure to pop culture, and social justice concerns. in addition they spotlight the interaction of varied frameworks: worldwide, nationwide, and local/indigenous for learning those diversified functionality contexts, utilizing dance as a serious lens to examine present debates on nationalism, transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and postcolonial politics. on the performace point, a few articles query the authorized divisions of Indian dance (‘classical’, ‘folk’, and ‘popular’) and critique the dominant values linked to classical dance varieties. eventually, the publication brings jointly either experiential and aim dimensions of physically wisdom via dance.

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