Dancing in the sky of consciousness
architectonics and answerability in the aesthetic vision of Malavika Sarukkai
The chapter shows how the key concepts in Bakhtin's works on aesthetics like architectonics and answerability are manifested in the dance of Malavika Sarukkai. The key features of creativity evident in the performances of this eminent Bharata Natyam dancer are discussed in the light of Bakhtin's works and performance traditions of India. The article weaves in ideas taken from Abhinavagupta's commentary on Natya Sastra to show the dialogic sophistication that existed in the ancient treatise on dramaturgy.
Bandlamudi, L. (2018)., Dancing in the sky of consciousness: architectonics and answerability in the aesthetic vision of Malavika Sarukkai, in L. Bandlamudi & E. V. Ramakrishnan (eds.), Bakhtinian explorations of Indian culture, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 73-92.
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