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 Post subject: Indian Dance: Rajasthan
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:13 am 
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Flowers of the Desert
How many spins does it take to move the world?
by DEBORAH JOWITT for the Village Voice
published: April 4, 2007

As the company’s star, Gulabi Sapera is presumably the one who selects and arranges the regional dances and choreographs the ones with narrative content. In a Banjara dance, Dinesh Kumar (Gulabi’s son) and Rahki Poonan (her daughter) play a courting couple. Rather, he courts her, and she alternates between encouraging and evading him, except when they dance the same twisting, springy, stamping steps. Here “performance” comes into play.
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