A guru's journey : Pandit Chitresh Das and Indian classical dance in diaspora (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
A guru's journey : Pandit Chitresh Das and Indian classical dance in diaspora Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A guru's journey : Pandit Chitresh Das and Indian classical dance in diaspora

Author: Sarah Morelli
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"An important modern exponent of Asian dance, Pandit Chitresh Das brought kathak to the United States in 1970. The North Indian classical dance has since become an important art form within the greater Indian diaspora. Yet its adoption outside of India raises questions about what happens to artistic practices when we separate them from the broader cultural contexts. A Guru's Journey provides an ethnographic study of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Chitresh Das; Chitresh Das
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Morelli
ISBN: 9780252042867 0252042867 9780252084683 0252084683
OCLC Number: 1131699435
Description: xxvi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Note on transliteration and pronunciation --
Note on names and honorifics --
Note on musical notation --
Acknowledgments --
Chapter 1. Encountering the dance --
Chapter 2. Dancing history --
Chapter 3. On the American stage --
Chapter 4. Teaching in a new country --
Chapter 5. Dancing gender --
Chapter 6. Dancing unity, articulating difference --
Chapter 7. Form and freedom in kathak performance --
Chapter 8. Coming full circle --
Notes --
Appendix : Persons interviewed by the author --
Glossary of terms --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Sarah Morelli.

Abstract:

"An important modern exponent of Asian dance, Pandit Chitresh Das brought kathak to the United States in 1970. The North Indian classical dance has since become an important art form within the greater Indian diaspora. Yet its adoption outside of India raises questions about what happens to artistic practices when we separate them from the broader cultural contexts. A Guru's Journey provides an ethnographic study of the dance form in the San Francisco Bay Area community formed by Das. Sarah Morelli, a kathak dancer and one of Das's former students, investigates topics in teaching, learning, and performance that developed around Das during his time in the United States. In modifying kathak's form and teaching for Western students, Das negotiated questions of Indianness and non-Indianness, gender, identity, and race. Morelli lays out these discussions for readers with the goal of deepening their knowledge of kathak aesthetics, technique, and theory. She also shares the intricacies of footwork, facial expression in storytelling, and other aspects of kathak while tying them to the cultural issues that inform the dance."--Back cover.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Recounting a story that extends over the course of decades and across the globe, A Guru's Journey charts the impact of mobility on kathak dance as well as the embodied impact of this rapidly Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.