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Naach (The Dance) (DVD)

Naach (The Dance) (DVD)
$40.00
Item Code: IDA044
Specifications:
Saba Dewan
Under Construction (2008)
About the DVD

The Sonpur Cattle fair in rural Bihar Alive every evening when more than fifty girls take to the stage and dance for an all male audience. A barbed wire fence separates the performers from the spectators.

Originally par of the nautanki a popular folk theatre genre of north India the dance of the female performer today has become a replay of Bombay films and music videos that span rural and metropolitan landscape. It is a performance charged with sexual energy. The girls dance make eye contact beckon gesticulate and even abuse a highly responsive all male audience.

What meaning related to contemporary construction and practice of gender sexuality labor and popular culture can we read in the dance of the female performer?

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