Shiva Onstage

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Diana Brenscheidt gen. Jost

Uday Shankar’s Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians in Europe and the United States, 1931-38

ISBN 978-3-643-90108-8
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2011
Seiten 320
Bindung broschiert
Reihe KlangKulturStudien/SoundCultureStudies

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When Uday Shankar and his company launched their inaugural world tour in
Paris in 1931, European and American audiences received the ensemble
enthusiastically. How could this group of foreigners have been so
successful on Western stages? Bringing together numerous reviews on
Shankar and early ethnographic writings, Diana Brenscheidt gen. Jost
examines the distinct, often spiritually-biased, image dance and music
from India held at the beginning of the 20 th century in the West, an image
which would also crucially affect the perception of native dance and music
traditions in India itself.

Diana Brenscheidt gen. Jost received her doctorate in ethnomusicology from
the University of Cologne, Germany. Her research focuses on processes of
transcultural exchange in arts and aesthetics, especially in
(post)colonial societies.