Staging a Cultural Collaboration: Louise Lightfoot and Ananda Shivaram's First Indian Dance Tour of Australia, 1947–1949

  title={Staging a Cultural Collaboration: Louise Lightfoot and Ananda Shivaram's First Indian Dance Tour of Australia, 1947–1949},
  author={Amit Sarwal and David Nov. Walker},
  journal={Dance Chronicle},
  pages={305 - 335}
One of the most highly stylized of the Indian forms of dance-drama, Kathakali has also received the greatest amount of attention on the global stage. We argue that its international exposure began with the performances of Ananda Shivaram, as managed by the Australian impresario Louise Lightfoot, in a landmark intercultural collaboration. From 1947 to 1949, Shivaram, along with an ensemble of Australian dancers, successfully toured Australia, adapting a range of Kathakali dance-dramas to… Expand
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