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The State of Classical Dance: 2000

Title:The State of Classical Dance: 2000
Author:Kothari, Sunil
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 52 Issue no. 2; December 2000, p. 24-35
Abstract:Classical dance, like music, was traditionally confined to the precincts of temples, or performed for princes and zamindars. Under the British dance was stigmatized. Nationalism brought a revival of classical dance forms like Manipuri, Kathakali, Bharata Natyam, and Kathak. With Independence, the State set up Sangeet Natak Akademis which brought to the fore dance forms such as Odissi, Kuchipudi, Mohinattam, Krishnattam, Yakshagana, and Sattriya and Chhau dances. Today studying dance is popular among the young educated middle class, and while this has led to commercialization, it has also encouraged experimentation and the expression of contemporary themes and concerns through dance. However, the writer believes that greater patronage, both state and private, better infrastructure, and serious research and critical writing are urgently required, along with a spirit of innovation, if Indian dance is to recover its vigour and vitality.

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