‘Cultural Translation’ of Bharata Natyam into ‘Contemporary Indian Dance’. Second‐generation South Asian Americans and cultural politics in diasporic locations

  title={‘Cultural Translation’ of Bharata Natyam into ‘Contemporary Indian Dance’. Second‐generation South Asian Americans and cultural politics in diasporic locations},
  author={Ketu H. Katrak},
  journal={South Asian Popular Culture},
  pages={102 - 79}
This essay explores the phenomenon of Contemporary Indian Dance in the Southern California region. Practitioners create new choreography using contemporary, even feminist themes, basing their work on their training in the most popularly studied traditional classical dance style from India, namely Bharata Natyam along with other movement vocabularies such as modern dance, jazz, and yoga. Second‐generation involvement with popular cultural practices such as dance in the Southern California… Expand
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  • The Massachusetts Review LXIII
  • 2002
Also, see Sklar's excellent book, Dancing with the Virgin: Body and Faith in the Fiesta of Tortugas
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On Dance Ethnology
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Chatterjea is based at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and has several fine choreographed pieces with a feminist perspective such as
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      See note 3 above for my essay on Agha Shahid Ali's uses of the ghazal in Catamaran: South Asian American Writing