Dance and the distributed body: Odissi, ritual practice, and Mahari performance

@inproceedings{Banerji2012DanceAT,
  title={Dance and the distributed body: Odissi, ritual practice, and Mahari performance},
  author={Anurima Banerji},
  year={2012}
}
Images of the body proliferate in the cultural landscape of Orissa, a state in eastern India. Lavishly depicted in painting and stone, poetry and song, in drama, flesh, and myth, the body as a motif is etched deeply in its aesthetic terrain. Ideations of the body are manifest in multiple milieus, such as temple architecture, sculpture, and ritual mahari performance.1 Taken together, they propose a unique somatic archive and reveal concepts of the body embedded in Orissa's artistic heritage. 

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