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ERIC Number: EJ1146107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Prosthetic Rasa: Dance on Wheels and Challenged Kinesthetics
Vimal C., Akhila
Research in Drama Education, v22 n3 p325-331 2017
This paper analyses "Bharatanatyam on Wheels" by Ability Unlimited Foundation, Delhi. It interrogates the possibilities and challenges that disability performance presents to codifications in the form and grammar of "Bharatanatyam," a "classical" dance form of India. The Indian classical scriptures of performance define a dancer as the "perfect-bodied one." While closely analysing the taxonomy in the classical texts and the critical analyses of the performance, the paper shall explore the link between disability performance and canonical aesthetics. How is the classical dance form transformed when it is embodied by prosthetic bodies? Can it be still be termed "classical?"
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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