1st Edition

South Asian Dance The British Experience

Edited By Alessandra Iyer Copyright 1998
    94 Pages
    by Routledge

    96 Pages
    by Routledge

    Indian Dance is not what it was. The classical dances of the subcontinent have undergone fission, have been deconstructed and have become part of a contemporary dance idiom. Some of the most innovative work has taken place because of interaction with Western dancers or because it was conceived in a Western and/or global context. Thus the British experience-the work and contribution of Indian dance practitioners based in Britain and working primarily in a British/European context-have been very important for the new development of Indian dance.

    Chapter 1 South Asian Dance: The British Experience, Alessandra Iyer; Chapter 2 South Asian Dance: The Traditional/Classical Idioms, Alessandra Iyer; Chapter 3 In Praise of the Pioneers, Reginald Massey; Chapter 4 South Asian Dance in Britain 1960–1995, Naseem Khan; Chapter 5 Text Context Dance, Shobana Jeyasingh; Chapter 6 Maargam, Valli Subbiah; Chapter 7 Teaching and Choreographing Kathak Dance in Britain, Nilima Devi; Chapter 8 Choreographing Delicious Arbour: Richard Alston in Conversation with Vena Gheerawo, June 1995, Vena Gheerawo; Chapter 9 South Asian Dance: The British Experience? Holism and Individualism, Vena Gheerawo; Chapter 10 Dance, South Asian Dance, and Higher Education, Andrée Grau; Chapter 11 South Asian Dance on the Internet: Chris Bannerman in Conversation with Alessandra Iyer, Alessandra Iyer; Chapter 12 Labanotated Score; Chapter 13 The Ugly Duckling;


    Edited by Iyer, Alessandra

    "[A] great pleasure...It is a collection of essays by dancers, choreographers, educationalists and journalists." -- The Times Higher Education Supplement