IT ALL ABOUT HIPS?
Around the World with Bollywood Dance
Sangita Shresthova Dancer and Media Artist
exciting, sensitive, accessible journey through Bollywood dance.
Mira Kaushik Director of Akademi - South Asian
experiences as a dancer and choreographer allow her to observe and
describe these performances with a nuanced attention to detail,
while her theoretical sophistication gives us a larger framework
for thinking about what live performance means in an increasingly
global, but nevertheless always local, culture. Henry
Jenkins Author of Convergence Culture: Where Old and New
artistic vision, sensitivity to her subjects, and her eye to story-tell
tough real world issues through visual performance in superb. I
believe her rather unusual Czech/Nepali cultural background allows
her to traverse nuanced cultural issues.
Theatre, Opera and Festival Director
first comprehensive book on Bollywood dance culture, Is It All
About Hips? traces Bollywood dances as they are interpreted,
created, and produced in three locations: Mumbai (India), Kathmandu
(Nepal), and Los Angeles (USA).
this pioneering work, Sangita Shresthova brings alive the world
of Bollywood dance through the chronicling and analyses of live
performances, dance classes, film spectatorship, and personal narratives.
how dances travel and meanings unravel
| 268 pages | Paperback: 978-81-321-0685-2
through the Decades: A Bit of Theory and History
and the Bodies of Bollywood Dance
Bollywoods Big Umbrella? Bollywood Dance in Kathmandu
Indian than India? Bollywood Dance in Los Angeles
1: Personal Narrative: Bombay Story
2: Personal Narrative: Kathmandu Story
3: Personal Narrative: Los Angeles Story
4: Personal Narrative: Authors Story