At Home in the World? The Bharatanatyam Dancer As Transnational Interpreter

  title={At Home in the World? The Bharatanatyam Dancer As Transnational Interpreter},
  author={J. O’Shea},
  journal={TDR/The Drama Review},
Bharatanatyam dancers often explain what they are about to perform, offering an introduction to the dance and to the particular narrative to be enacted. This kind of preperformance synopsis brings into play an English verbal framework and a South Indian choreographic one. The explanation interprets the Eastern choreography through the Western linguistic system. This spoken interlocution risks representing bharatanatyam more as a means of entry into a cultural field of reference than as a set of… Expand
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At Home in the World: Bharatanatyam's Transnational Traditions
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