This volume touches all aspects of Indian dance spanning from the traditional to futuristic. It blends analysis and interpretation and offers a bracing perspective on how classical dance has taken shape through the ages, enriched our culture and maintained our store of wisdom, sanity and humanity, even as it prepares for teh enormous challenges it faces in the new millennium. Celebrating the brilliant flowering of Indian dance throughout the world, this seminal volume with contributions from some of the most eminent names in their respective fields of dance, complemented by a portfolio of photographs of gurus and dancers -- both past and present.No wonder the dramatic form based on Ramayanaa#39;s Hindi version Ramcharitmanas and named as Ramlila uses masks and ... Some interesting forms like Puria#39;s processional street theatre Sahi Jatra in which huge masks are used do not fall in the ambit of the theme of this article. Effigies too can be described as full size masks and the famous Dussehra festival is marked by erecting huge effigies ofanbsp;...
|Author||:||Shanta Serbjeet Singh|
|Publisher||:||Art Media Resources - 2000-01-01|