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Ann David travels to Chennai, South India.

Dr. Ann David invited to speak at the prestigious 'PURUSH -the Global Dancing Male' in Chennai, South India

Posted: 16 December 2013

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Dr. Ann David, Head of the Department of Dance, University of Roehampton
Dr. Ann David, Head of the Department of Dance has been invited to speak at the prestigious 'PURUSH -the Global Dancing Male' event taking place from 18th to the 22nd of December 2013 in Chennai, South India. The event, which is created and co-curated by Dr. Anita Ratnam (Artistic Director of Arangham Trust) and co-curated by Hari Krishnan (Professor of Dance, Wesleyan University, USA) is a five-day festival dedicated to the exploration of the male dancer in India. It examines the diaspora from: classical traditions to contemporary manifestations; from hyper masculine aesthetics to female impersonation; and from historical colonial modernity to twenty-first century global realities. The event  will also feature performances by established and promising male dancers, panel presentations and discussion with leading scholars from the fields of dance history, cultural studies, and gender studies, interrogating the past, present and future of the Indian male dancer. You can find out more about this event here.

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