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Choreographing Architectures of Public Intimacy: A Spatio-Corporeal Approach to Hindi Film Dance

Usha Iyer

in Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190938734
eISBN:
9780190938772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938734.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 develops a body-space-movement framework that studies the spaces of dance, the movement vocabularies used, and the resulting construction of star bodies. This framework uncovers the ... More


From the Cabaret Number to the Melodrama of Dance Reform: Folded Corporeal Histories of the Dancer-Actress in the 1950s and 1960s

Usha Iyer

in Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190938734
eISBN:
9780190938772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938734.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 focuses on two Bharatanatyam-trained stars in the 1950s and 1960s, Vyjayanthimala and Waheeda Rehman, analyzing changes in film dance alongside the canonization of specific classical and ... More


“Our Love Was Not Enough”: Queering Gender, Cultural Belonging, and Desire in Contemporary

Sandra Chatterjee and Cynthia Ling Lee

in Queer Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199377329
eISBN:
9780199377350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377329.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This essay recounts and analyzes the Post Natyam Collective’s process of creating the contemporary abhinaya work, “rapture/rupture.” Working in a feedback loop between theory and practice, it ... More


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