Picking (on) Prefixes

Essay/Paper, 25 minutes

Unpacking some of the civic, cultural and religious entanglements inherent in the prefixes ‘Indian’ and ‘Classical’, this essay is an attempt to dance the ‘Dance’ out of such prefixity. The letter is addressed as a kind provocation to Rukmini Devi (1904-1986), 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”, ed. Julian Bauer/Maja
          Figge/Lisa Grossmann, Fink Verlag
2017 Lecture Series “Decolonising Aesthetics”,
         University of Arts Berlin