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At Home in the World? The Bharata Natyam Dancer as Transnational Interpreter

O'Shea, Janet (2003) At Home in the World? The Bharata Natyam Dancer as Transnational Interpreter TDR/The Drama Review, 47 (1). ISSN 1054-2043

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Abstract

Bharatanatyam dancers often explain what they are about to perform, offering an introduction to the dance and to the particular narrative to be enacted. This kind of preperformance synopsis brings into play an English verbal framework and a South Indian choreographic one. The explanation interprets the “Eastern” choreography through the “Western” linguistic system. This spoken interlocution risks representing bharatanatyam more as a means of entry into a cultural field of reference than as a set of choreographic choices and compositional devices.

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Additional Information: O'Shea, Janet. (2003). At Home in the World? The Bharata Natyam Dancer as Transnational Interpreter. The Drama Review, Vol 47, Issue 1. pp. 176-186 Copyright MIT Press Click here to access the publisher's website.
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > School of Arts > Dance, Film and Theatre
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:34
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1658

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