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From Gynemimesis to Hypermasculinity: The Shifting Orientations of Male Performers of South Indian Court Dance

Hari Krishnan

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

Although the history of the South Indian classical form bharata natyam is most often associated with female performers called devadasis, Hari Krishnan shows that men were also involved, not only as ... More


A Guru's Journey: Pandit Chitresh Das and Indian Classical Dance in Diaspora

Sarah Morelli

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042867
eISBN:
9780252051722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042867.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book provides the first ethnographic examination into the life of and the community formed around Pandit Chitresh Das, one of India’s most dynamic, outspoken, and captivating dancers. Born in ... More


Screens and Dances

Pallabi Chakravorty

in This is How We Dance Now!: Performance in the Age of Bollywood and Reality Shows

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199477760
eISBN:
9780199091102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477760.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter uses some key songs and dance sequences from past Bombay cinema and contemporary Bollywood films to illustrate the journey of screen dances to the televisual spectacle of dance reality ... More


Indian Classical Dance as a Genre

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0024
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In her interview, Sonal Mansingh discusses Indian classical dance. Determining the difference between Indian classical dance and other genres in the East and the West, Mansingh looks at classical ... More


Gesturing to Devadāsī Pasts in Today’s Chennai

Davesh Soneji

in Unfinished Gestures: Devadasis, Memory, and Modernity in South India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226768090
eISBN:
9780226768113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768113.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the traces the devadasi past in modern-day Chennai (formerly Madras). It explains that Chennai remains the capital of Indian classical dance and describes the practice and ... More


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