By Pallabi Chakravorty,Nilanjana Gupta
This quantity offers a multidisciplinary viewpoint 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 through 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 paintings and structure to pop culture, and social justice matters. additionally they spotlight the interaction of varied frameworks: international, nationwide, and local/indigenous for learning those varied 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 booklet brings jointly either experiential and goal dimensions of physically wisdom via dance.
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