Demystifying Indian Classical Dance

Essay/Lecture, 25 minutes

Untying some of the political and cultural entanglements inherent in the prefixes ‘Indian’ and ‘Classical’, this work is a proposal to arrive at ‘Dance’ as a renewed practice of aesthetic and ethical proportions. The essay is addressed as a kind provocation to Rukmini Devi, a woman who was pivotal in shaping the identity of a post-colonial Indian nation-state through her stalwart work on and in dance.
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 2020 “Aesthetic Practices of Learning and Unlearning”, Fink Verlag 2017 “Decolonising Aesthetics”, University of Arts Berlin