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Staging a cultural collaboration: Louise Lightfoot and Ananda Shivaram's first Indian Dance Tour of Australia, 1947-1949

Sarwal, Amit and Walker, David 2015, Staging a cultural collaboration: Louise Lightfoot and Ananda Shivaram's first Indian Dance Tour of Australia, 1947-1949, Dance chronicle, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 305-335, doi: 10.1080/01472526.2015.1088286.

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Title Staging a cultural collaboration: Louise Lightfoot and Ananda Shivaram's first Indian Dance Tour of Australia, 1947-1949
Author(s) Sarwal, Amit
Walker, David
Journal name Dance chronicle
Volume number 38
Issue number 3
Start page 305
End page 335
Total pages 31
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 0147-2526
Keyword(s) Arts & Humanities
Dance
Summary One of the most highly stylized of the Indian forms of dance-drama, Kathakali has also received the greatest amount of attention on the global stage. We argue that its international exposure began with the performances of Ananda Shivaram, as managed by the Australian impresario Louise Lightfoot, in a landmark intercultural collaboration. From 1947 to 1949, Shivaram, along with an ensemble of Australian dancers, successfully toured Australia, adapting a range of Kathakali dance-dramas to performance in an international context. Lightfoot organized and publicized the tour, translated texts, and explained the art of Kathakali - virtually unknown - to excited Australian audiences. Using newspaper reports, advertisements, program brochures, and promoter's notes, we chart the performer's and the impresario's journeys, how they fostered intercultural understanding, and how Shivaram became a cultural ambassador for India.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/01472526.2015.1088286
Field of Research 190403 Dance
1904 Performing Arts And Creative Writing
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30085404

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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