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Janet O’Shea

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Janet O’Shea, author of At Home in the World: Bharata Natyam on the Global Stage and co-editor of The Routledge Dance Studies Reader (second edition), is an associate professor at UCLA. 

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South Asian Dance

From the Margins to Many Centres By Janet O’Shea

The category of South Asian dance is a broad one. It is a term that only takes on meaning in diaspora. Resilient and adaptable, South Asian dance forms have the capacity to transform and yet to retain formal elements that remain identifiable. Chennai, Jaffna, London and Los Angeles are global centres of South Asian dance practice with distinct characteristics deriving from different emphases on traditional, classical, innovative and experimental approaches.

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