In recent times in India we have seen the actor’s presence eclipsed by technology in productions affiliated with national institutions. The actor is reduced to a scenographic tool and converted into a component in a show. Upon closer examination, this can be seen as a case study of neoliberal imagery celebrated by the State and […]
À propos de Himalay K. Gohel
Himalaya Gohel is a PhD student in the Theatre and Performance Studies Department of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. In his research, he approaches the local dance forms from Gujarat, India, in a structural and pedagogical perspective. His broader academic interest includes theatre practices that negotiate indigenous forms of arts with contemporary aesthetic sensibilities. Alongside his research interests, he is a Garba dancer and choreographer and occasionally conducts workshop on this dance form. He performed with several amateur groups of the Delhi theatre scene and occasionally stages performances. His most recent project was a performance designed in response to the term “post-dramatic theatre” (November 12th, 2014, JNU, New Delhi).