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Performance and Culture

Verma, Archana:
Performance and Culture : Narrative, Image and Enactment in India / by Archana Verma. - Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. - ca. 165 S.
ISBN 978-1-4438-2735-5 / 1-4438-2735-5
£ 34,99 / US$ 52,99
DDC: 792.0954
-- Angekündigt für April 2011 --

This book deals with various aspects of performance in India; especially that related to dance and dance-drama. Rather than being a description of the various dance forms of India, it attempts to discuss the social equations and cultural ideas that a performance attempts to portray. In this sense, a performance is a narrative. At the same time, performances also deal with well-known narratives from the religious traditions of India, often redefining and recounting them in the process of performance. A study of these aspects is important to understand the kind of equations that define these discourses on the performance narratives. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Illustrations. vii
Acknowledgements. ix
Introduction. 1
1. Visual Language of the Divine Dance - Text and Image of Shiva's Dance Sculptures in Indian Temples. 5
2. Satirizing the Ideal - Chaturbhani (A Collection of Four Sanskrit Burlesque Plays from Ancient India). 33
3. Eroticism in Indian Classical Dance - Odissi. 43
4. Satirizing the Sacred Narrative - Dance-Drama from Kerala. 63
5. Performance in the Folk Expressions of the Women of Mithila. 75
6. Imageries of Power - An Exegesis of Folk Performance Narratives. 89
7. Cinematic Narration, Women Dancers and Cultural Memory of Ancient India - Two Hindi Films Chitralekha (1964) and Amrapali (1966). 105
Conclusion. 131
Bibliography. 135
Glossary. 145
Index. 153

ARCHANA VERMA has been a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla, India, and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK. She writes and teaches various aspects of South Asian Art.

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