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Krishna In Dance and Miniature Paintings

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Anne-Marie Gaston
Date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2012 -
14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

The representation of Krishna in Indian dance is inspired by miniature paintings. What does the dancer see when she looks at a miniature painting.? How close is the connection between dance and painting?. This lecture demonstration includes video, images and dance to covney a rich mythic and artistic experience. 

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Anne-Marie

Beyond the classical: Tagore and modern dance in Bengal

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Prarthana Purkayastha
Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 10:30
Location: 

This seminar will address Rabindranath Tagore's contribution to dance performance and the evolution of the Bengali dance-drama genre in Bengal in the early 20th century in relation to the religious, cultural and political milieu of that time. Dr Purkayastha has pursued research on dance and currently teaches on the Dance Programme, School of Arts, Roehampton University, London.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Prarthana

The dance of emotions

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Sangeetha Menon
Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2007 - 16:15
Location: 

This lecture will be a comparative study of emotions, facial expressions, and gestures in the Natyasastra, Abhinayadarpana, and the works of Charles Darwin and Paul Ekman.

Dr Sangeetha Menon graduated in Zoology, and then took her postgraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Kerala, with a thesis entitled ‘The Concept of Consciousness in the Bhagavad Gita’. A gold-medalist and first rank holder for postgraduate studies, she has been a fellow at the National Institute of Advanced Studies since 1996.
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Sangeetha

The Dance Performed by the Temple: the Dynamics of Hindu Temple Architecture

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Conference 2007
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Adam Hardy
Date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 17:30
Location: 

Session 17 of the 2007 Shivdasani Conference.

In the forms of shrine, which developed between the 7th and 13th centuries, Hindu temples, conceived as divine bodies, embodied structured patterns of movement in their architectural compositions. Shrines are invested with a sense of centrifugal dynamism that appears to originate at the tip of the finial, or a point just above it, progressing downwards from this point and outwards from the vertical axis.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Adam

Temple Texts and Cultural Performances in South Asia

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Conference 2007
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Avanthi Meduri
Date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 16:30
Location: 

Session 18 of the 2007 Shivdasani Conference

 
This paper will discuss the centrality of the temple text in the classical arts of South Asia, and focus specifically on the aesthetic vision of the late Dr. Rukmini Devi Arundale, the celebrated revivalist of twentieth- century Bharatanatyam.
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Avanthi

Colonial Modernity, Memory and the Devadasi Dance Tradition of the Viralmalai Murukan Temple

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Conference 2007
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Davesh Soneji
Date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 12:30
Location: 

Session 20 of the 2007 Shivdasani Conference

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Davesh

Sastra and Prayoga: Building Bridges Between Text and Performance in the Sanskritic Tradition

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Conference 2007
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Mandakranta Bose
Date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 12:00
Location: 

Session 21 of the 2007 Shivdasani Conference. 

While the general interest of this symposium lies in the relationships between temples, architecture, texts and performance, my presentation focuses on the relation between the formal description and analysis of dance and its practice. My discussion draws exclusively upon the primary source material for our knowledge of the performing arts of India, that is, the extensive body of Sanskrit texts on dance, drama and music.

 
I must also clarify here that I understand the term “dance” as a hybrid performance genre that consists of non-mimetic
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Mandakranta

Performing Hirapur: Dancing the Shakti Rupa Yogini

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Alessandra Lopez y Royo
Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 12:00
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Alessandra Lopez y