Avanthi Meduri

Avanthi Meduri
University of Roehampton | RU · Department of Dance

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Worlding Dance. edited by FosterSusan Leigh. 2009. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 209 pp., cover illustration, notes, works cited, index. £50.00 cloth. - Volume 43 Issue 2 - Avanthi Meduri
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Janet O'Shea's celebratory book on bharatanatyam, (bharata natyam in this book), the quintessential national and classical dance of India, describes the transition of the dance from its beginnings in the temples and courts of South India to a highly respected international dance practice, presented on global stages today. The book is important read...
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In this paper, I discuss issues revolving around history, historiography, alterity, difference and otherness concealed in the doubled Indian/South Asian label used to describe Indian/South Asian dance genres in the UK. The paper traces the historical genealogy of the South Asian label to US, Indian and British contexts and describes how the South A...
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Bharatanatyam in Great Britain is currently identified as a South Asian dance. This understanding of the art as a transnational genre of a geolocal area contrasts with the Indian perspective of the form as an Indian national art of the nation state. This paper traces the development of the term "South Asian" in U.S. academic practice in the post– W...
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he promise of critical liberation that postcolonial and transnational perspectives of Ifer by urging us to think the complex imbrication of the global in the local remains an unfulfilled promise in South Asian dance scholarship. I will elaborate this point by describing the global thrust of Rukmini Devi's art and education movement, which could not...
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The clean and the proper (in the sense of incorporated and incorporable) becomes filthy, the sought-after turns into the banished, fascination into shame.—Julia Kristeva, The Powers of Horror T HE HISTORY WE ARE SKETCHING is one of boundaries double crossed between India and the West and between periods of the South Asian past. On one level our sto...
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Saskia Kersenboom. Word Sound Image: The Life of the Tamil Text. Washington, DC: Oxford University Press, 1995. 259 pp.
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Western feminist theatre critics such as Peggy Phelan, Carol Martin, and others have recently become interested in the cross-cultural representational issues raised by Asian Indian performance.1 These writers’ enthusiasm for the performances of cultural others is refreshingly different from the Western Orientalist fascination with the exotic other...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--New York University, 1996. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 471-501). Photocopy.

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