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Not Your Usual Bharatanatyam
Preeti Vasudevan tells stories of contemporary life, not of gods and goddesses.
By Gia Kourlas
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/arts/dance/not-your-usual-bharatanatyam.html
(there is a short video)
I suppose this is like a "black and white" leotard version of traditional Indian Bharatanatyam dancing. The interesting thing is that in the present day - in Western culture - this dancing is quite easy to relate to now.

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One of the things that I find in both of these reviews is the tension that many Western writers have when they discuss work in a tradition that they know has a complex and highly developed technique, but they do not hold themselves to be experts in.  Both examples here do a great job with that challenge, but I know if I read a commentary by an Indian critic, they would see so many things that are invisible to my eye.

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