Cinematographer: Ranjana Dave
Duration: 02:08:54; Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1; Hue: 344.660; Saturation: 0.035; Lightness: 0.371; Volume: 0.290; Cuts per Minute: 0.729
Summary: Dance Dialogues is a space for dance makers and dance lovers to collaborate, reflect and explore ideas that inform their practice in multi-disciplinary ways, towards enriching dance practice in India. It promotes the understanding ofdance as a richly layered practice that shares perforated boundaries with other art forms. Dance Dialogues curates sessionsexploring various facets of dance and facilitates structured peer sharing opportunities for new and evolving choreographic works.
How has dance been taught and learned over the years? With changes in the presentation of dance, there is change in the processes of choreography. How has this affected classical dance performance in Bombay, and, importantly, the patronage given to it? How is dance making understood through the eyes of artists, curators and scholars? Darshana Jhaveri, Daksha Mashruwala, CS Lakshmi (Ambai) and Neha Kudchadkar, dancers and scholars across three generations of dance in Bombay, trace a history of dance in Bombay, followed by a discussion.