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Lecture notes - 4/14/2008 11:10:00 PM 4/14/2008 11:10:00 PM...

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Dance 35  1/16/08 Homework: Classicality in dance and women’s status Classical Indian Dance Kathak o Bols, talking with the drummer o Most rhythmically complex dance styles o Basis of flamenco o Most bells worn o Tabla is the style of drums o Part of it is a dramatic story telling o Ramayana and Mahabarata Barahata o 3 Sections Pure dance, just beauty of dance form Dramatic, telling religious story based on life of Krishna (earthly manifestation of Vishnu’s mercy) Krishna lilas about Krishna making love with gopi Pg. 41 of reader Debadasa- temple dancers, train at young age Expression and feelings o Women dancer and dances for hours o Way of saying they are proud of who they are o High level of precision
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o Burangham  is the drums Odissi o Most feminine o Not very  precise o More focus on turning o Costumes  are more  informal Manipuri Professional  dance, difficult  dance to do Practice  for many  years 108 karanas (pose) Very religious dance 32 angaharas (phrases of movement,  movement  sentences) Use of eyes, and expression Guru- teacher  of classical Indian  dance Supported  by aristocracy  or royalty Difference  between  two  dances Bells not  used in Odissi Greater  use of space in B Odissi is soft  and B is sharp, precise Emphasis on footwork  for B
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Dance 35 1/23/08
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Dance 35  1/28/08 Review  of Classical Indian  Dance Manipuri o Northeast  India, where  there  is Chinese influence o Music is melodic,  not  percussive o Form Feet hidden  under  costume Costume  restriction,  emphasis on upper  body Veils worn  so expression  is uncertain Prop of a fan is used  Men playing  instruments  and women  dancing   Feet are flat Bodies are completely  covered,  conservative  about   female  sexuality Very graceful  and gentile,  very  feminine  style Reflection  of feminine  stereotypes  and crossing  of  cultures Kathak Flamenco Gypsies o Persecuted  for being  nomadic o Remained  outcasts Transformation  of Kathak  as it traveled  west Impacted  with  a whole tradition  in western  Europe of clog dancing   (Irish step  dancing)
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Wide and varied style Social dance for themselves in homes or cafes, all inclusive style Essential part of gypsy life Music is rhythmic, bells and drums Anger and pain against repression Connection of body and soul Intimate connection between dancer and musician Use of mantia or fan Pride, passion and dignity Boleras o Very much like ballet o Castenettes o Lightness and grace of classical ballet Reading from Reader o The invasion by the Moors, North Africans, into Spain and conquered in early 700’s into the 1400’s o
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course DANCE 35 taught by Professor Chapman during the Spring '04 term at UCSB.

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