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INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE: THE RENAISSANCE AND BEYOND. Leela Venkataraman. Niyogi Books, New Delhi, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 336 pp. 27 x 22 cm. ISBN 9789383098644 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: Covering eight classical dance forms of India - Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Manipuri, Mohiniattam, Odissi and Sattriya - Leela Venkataraman seamlessly weaves together a historical perspective with the contemporary scenario. Stripped of their association with thetemple and the court, classical dance traditions in India went through a series of unprecedented change in the period marking the last few years of British rule and thereafter. From becoming part of the nationalist struggle when India was trying to rediscover its lost identity, to sharing the international stage today with dance forms from all over the world, the last sixty-six years have seen many changes in perspective and presentation of Indian Classical Dance - some intentional, others involuntary. While looking at these years closely and their impact on dance forms, one realises that this is a phase in an ongoing process, with each new generation of dancers and musicians adding to an already rich tapestry of tradition.
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Worldwide Number: 168002
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