India-UK-Tibet: Bollywood dance in transcultural context

Project: Research

Description

British Academy Larger Research Grant, awarded March 2005, for £14,500 of fieldwork costs. The project became a study of processes of inclusion/exclusion in Indian performing arts, looking at the middle class 'Bollywood dance revolution' on the one hand, and on the other, at excluded traditional hereditary female performers and transgender 'female' performers, increasingly involved in prostitution and seen as 'social problems' rather than performers. The project also studied the spread of Bollywood into Tibet.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/01/0631/10/08

Funding

British Academy: £14,545

Research outputs

ID: 21708871