Dancing the diasporic dream? embodied desires and the changing audience for Bollywood film dance

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/300680
Title:
Dancing the diasporic dream? embodied desires and the changing audience for Bollywood film dance
Authors:
David, Ann R.
Abstract:
Focusing on the migration of Bollywood dance out of the film screen, this article investigates the relationship of the dance form to film viewers and to amateur dancers who attend Bollywood classes. It questions the notion of desire in the act of watching Bollywood film and seeks to discover whether this is translated into participation in dance classes and performance at social events. Is dancing the ‘Bollywood dream’ part of the imagined fantasies of viewers and dancers? How are those dreams enacted? Does it create a fantasy, nostalgic space for those in the Indian diaspora and a web of dreams for the non-Asian participants? Tracing the changing status of Bollywood as a dance genre, the article maps the dance’s increasing codification through newly created exams and syllabi, as well as its marketing through fitness and health. Interviews with Bollywood teachers and their dance students assist in drawing out the nuances of meaning in this contested arena where global cultural processes are at play.
Publisher:
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University
Journal:
Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies
Issue Date:
Nov-2010
URI:
http://www.participations.org/Volume%207/Issue%202/special/david.htm
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Department of Dance Collection

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dc.contributor.authorDavid, Ann R.en_GB
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dc.date.issued2010-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.participations.org/Volume%207/Issue%202/special/david.htm-
dc.description.abstractFocusing on the migration of Bollywood dance out of the film screen, this article investigates the relationship of the dance form to film viewers and to amateur dancers who attend Bollywood classes. It questions the notion of desire in the act of watching Bollywood film and seeks to discover whether this is translated into participation in dance classes and performance at social events. Is dancing the ‘Bollywood dream’ part of the imagined fantasies of viewers and dancers? How are those dreams enacted? Does it create a fantasy, nostalgic space for those in the Indian diaspora and a web of dreams for the non-Asian participants? Tracing the changing status of Bollywood as a dance genre, the article maps the dance’s increasing codification through newly created exams and syllabi, as well as its marketing through fitness and health. Interviews with Bollywood teachers and their dance students assist in drawing out the nuances of meaning in this contested arena where global cultural processes are at play.en_GB
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dc.publisherDepartment of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth Universityen_GB
dc.subjectBollywood danceen_GB
dc.subjectBollywood filmsen_GB
dc.subjectpopular cultureen_GB
dc.subjectfilm audiencesen_GB
dc.subjectdiasporaen_GB
dc.subjectcultural politicsen_GB
dc.titleDancing the diasporic dream? embodied desires and the changing audience for Bollywood film danceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalParticipations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studiesen_GB
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