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This is How We Dance Now!: Performance in the Age of Bollywood and Reality Shows

Pallabi Chakravorty


How is cosmopolitan modernity performed in a liberalizing India? From the spectacular celebrity culture of dance television reality shows and Bollywood films to dance-making in the movie and TV studios, dance halls, rehearsals, and auditions in obscure corners of Mumbai and Kolkata, this book explores the voices, aspirations, and dance practices of a new generation of dancers and choreographers. As the old system of dance pedagogy is broken down by the growth of media, migration, and a deepening democracy, the concept of ‘remix’ has replaced it. It explains, in a word, both the new practices o ... More

Keywords: India, globalization, media, Bollywood, reality show, remix, item number, embodiment, desire, subjectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199477760
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199477760.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pallabi Chakravorty, author
Director and Associate Professor, Department of Music and Dance, Swarthmore College, United States of America