By Pallabi Chakravorty,Nilanjana Gupta
This quantity offers a multidisciplinary point of view on dance scholarship and perform as they've got advanced 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 by way of 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 a variety of cultural intercourses -- from artwork and structure to pop culture, and social justice concerns. in addition they spotlight the interaction of assorted frameworks: international, nationwide, and local/indigenous for learning those assorted 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 authorised divisions of Indian dance (‘classical’, ‘folk’, and ‘popular’) and critique the dominant values linked to classical dance types. ultimately, the ebook brings jointly either experiential and goal dimensions of physically wisdom via dance.
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