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Friday, October 18, 2013

Desert Desires: Landscape as Liminal Space in Bollywood Set and Song

In recent years, there have been a number of Bollywood films shot and set in Rajasthan, India. Why in recent years has Rajasthan as a locality, more than other locations in South Asia, been chosen not just as a non-contextual scenic backdrop, but as an integral part of the plot development? How are place, time, and atmosphere evoked through the use of instrumentation, choreography, sung dialect, and costume design? Shalini Ayyagari, Assistant Prof., Performing Arts at American U., will discuss the ways in which the imagined Rajasthan is at once part of India, and also set apart from the rest of India as foreign in both location and time in "filmi" song sequences. {Will appear in FYI on Oct 16, 2013
Start Time:
4:00 PM
End Time:
5:00 PM
Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall
Common Location Name:
Clarice Smith PAC
Other Contact Information:
Cara Natalie Fleck UMD School of Music +1 301 405 7283

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