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Dancing and listening : Odissi across cultures

Gardner, Sally 2012, Dancing and listening : Odissi across cultures, Journal of intercultural studies, vol. 33, no. 4, Special Issue: Transnational Choreographies, pp. 411-425, doi: 10.1080/07256868.2012.693817.

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Title Dancing and listening : Odissi across cultures
Author(s) Gardner, SallyORCID iD for Gardner, Sally orcid.org/0000-0003-4290-2494
Journal name Journal of intercultural studies
Volume number 33
Issue number 4
Season Special Issue: Transnational Choreographies
Start page 411
End page 425
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2012-08
ISSN 0725-6868
1469-9540
Keyword(s) Odissi Dance
poetics
ethnography
translation
Summary This paper discusses issues that arose for me when I interviewed an Odissi dancer about her learning this Indian dance form, travelling as she did from Australia to Orissa to spend several months of each year over an 11-year period to live with her guru, the late Sanjukta Panigrahi. The issues I discuss are the problems associated with making a text from a live encounter, and the choice of perspectives used in analysing that text. Drawing on discussions by ethnographers, anthropologists and others about the role of poetics in intercultural research, and on my own dance experience, I reflect on my ‘positioning’ in the various stages of the research. I go on to propose that the live, the temporal and what is remembered in the body are important, potentially poetic modalities of knowledge, which can easily be elided in academically validated ways of thinking and doing.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/07256868.2012.693817
Field of Research 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30048381

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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