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Avanthi Meduri

DECOLONIZING DANCE | PERFORMANCE STUDIES IN A GLOBAL AGE

In the year 1838, an ensemble of Indian temple dancers travelled through Europe. This tour inspired e.g. La Bayadère with a combination of Romantic ballet and classical Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam.
In global recorded dance history, this event has so far almost exclusively been contemplated from a Western perspective. Avanthi Meduri analyses the encounter between both dance forms in relation to British imperialism, orientalism and decolonialisation. What effects can this change of perspective have on 21st century dance and performance research?

in English

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04.12.2018
19:00

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Avanthi Meduri

is a scholar and lecturer at the University of Roehampton’s Department of Dance in London. She has worked as a dancer and performer, author, researcher, curator and cultural manager in the performance arts, received her doctorate from the Tisch School of Arts in New York and has published numerous articles and books worldwide.

In cooperation with the MA programme Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg.