Is It All about Hips? Around the World with Bollywood Dance

ISBN-10: 8132106857

ISBN-13: 9788132106852

Edition: 2011

Buy it from $23.04
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


The previously maligned Bollywood dance for its distasteful commercial mixing of styles and erotic subtexts, the film-dancer profession is gaining popularity and respect among audiences and dancer communities both in India and internationally. Along with Bollywood dance being widely appreciated as live performance, the upcoming dance schools, fitness centres, and a fresh flock of Bollywood dance instructors have given birth to film-inspired dance classes in India, Kathmandu, London, Berlin, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Melbourne. In this brilliant ethnography, Sangita Sresthova, who has pioneered various dance forms brings alive the world of Bollywood dance. You embark upon this exhilarating journey at a live performance in London, and travel with the author discovering how this unique dance form has united peoples and cultures far and wide. Behind-the-stage preparations and dance classes booming with desi exuberance come to life with a panorama of colorful stills, making this book is the first-of-its-kind account of the Bollywood dance culture flourishing worldwide. Watch how dances travel and meanings unravel⬦
New Starting from $34.34
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought

Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt, Ltd.
Publication date: 9/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Sangita Shresthova is currently the Research Director of the Media Activism and Participatory Politics Project (MAPP) at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. She is a dancer and media artist who holds a PhD from the Department of World Arts and Cultures, UCLA. She earned an MSc degree from MIT's Comparative Media Studies program where she focused on Hindi film dance. Sangita's work has been presented in academic and creative venues around the world including the Other Festival (Chennai), the EBS International Documentary Festival (Seoul), and the American Dance Festival (Durham, NC). Her writing has appeared in academic publications like Global Bollywood, an edited volume on Hindi cinema. Sangita was the Programming Director of the Prague Bollywood Festival, an annual event she helped found nine years ago. Sangita studied Bharata Natyam under Malathi Srinivasan in Chennai, as well as Charya Nritya (Nepalese Dance), Kalaripayat (South Indian martial arts), and contemporary dance techniques. She was a guest choreographer for the Constanza Macras/DorkyPark production "Big in Bombay." Her documentary titled, "Dancing Kathmandu" (2007), was a curtain raiser at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival. Sangita continues to explore the possibilities of Indian dance, film, and new media through BollynatyamTM, the company she founded in 2004.

Dancing through the Decades: a Bit of Theory and History
Bombay and the Bodies of Bollywood Dance
Under Bollywood's Big Umbrella? Bollywood Dance in Kathmandu
More Indian Than India? Bollywood Dance in Los Angeles
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.