Performing disability

Representation and power in ‘Classical’ Indian dance

Authored by: Akhila Vimal C.

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Arts, Culture, and Media

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9780815368410
eBook ISBN: 9781351254687
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351254687-27

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Abstract

This chapter considers disability and performance in India. It focuses on classical dance forms, the canonical texts that describe them, and their relationship with disability. In particular, it considers contemporary practices whose creators claim to capture dimensions beyond the subjectivity of the ‘normal’ body and map out the marginalised/excluded ‘Other’ bodies in an Indian context, and some of the challenges, paradoxes, and concerns these extensions of classical dance forms raise.

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