Dancing Bodies of Devotion

Dancing Bodies of Devotion

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This ethnography examines how contemporary dancers of Bharata Natyam, a traditionally Hindu storytelling dance form, embody Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Jain narratives. These dancers choreographically adapt various religious identities and ideas in order to emphasize pluralistic cultural and ethical dimensions in their work. Through the dancing body, multiple religious and secular interpretations are able to co-exist.a€œThe Transformation of Ritual and Dance in Sri Lanka: Kohomba Kankariya and the Kandyan Dance.a€ PhD diss., Brown University. Resurgence: Ambitions and Accomplishments. 2002. Kalai Kaviri Silver Jubilee Souvenir. Tiruchirappalli: Kalaianbsp;...

Title:Dancing Bodies of Devotion
Author: Katherine C. Zubko
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2014-08-07

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