History and Practice of the Dance and Theatre of India

DANCE355

National and regional forms of dance and dance-theatre of India. Ancient treatises on Indian dramaturgy, and the expressive interpretation of the poetics in the traditional forms of performance. Rasa theory of aesthetic rapture and audience reception. Social forms of entertainment in their cultural context. Colonialism and nationalism in relation to classical dance; dance as an integral component of the national and regional identity of the people; dance as an emerging public culture in post-independence India; Indian dance in Diaspora. Guest artists, videos, and dance demonstrations. Instructor: Shah. One course.

Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
  • CCI
  • CZ
Crosslisting Numbers
  • RELIGION243, THEATRST234, AMES154