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Date: Nov 18, 2019 Time: 18:15 - 19:45 ( Monday )

Negotiating gender in the evolution of Bharatanatyam

Referee: Giridhar Raghunathan

Vortrag und Tanzaufführung:

Bharatanatyam is a prominent south Indian dance form practiced and performed worldwide. It involves gesticulation with dance, music and rhythm through the highly developed art of expression called abhinaya.

This talk focusses on how gender has been re-imagined twice in Bharatanatyam- a) once during its seizure from the devadasi women of lower social status by the upper-class elite reformists and women and then b) during the passage from the 20th century newly acquainted Indian male dancer to the modern day muscle-flaunting male dancer who tirelessly chases his macho image.

Target audience: Studenten, Professoren, Kinder, Presse, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter, Mitarbeiter aus Technik und Verwaltung
Public access: Yes
Location: Hauptgebäude
Address: Am Hof 1
Room: Hörsaal X
Event host: Abteilung für Asiatische und Islamische Kunstgeschichte
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