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Heritage Matters Webinar 14 | Intangible Dance Heritage – Kalavantalu/’Devadasis’ | 8 March 2021 | 7:30-9:00 PM IST

Date: 8th March 2021, Monday, International Women’s Day

Time: 1930-2100 Indian Standard Time (7:30 – 9:00 PM)

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/3uC1XWM

The complexity of safeguarding intangible heritage is yet to be researched in depth and understood through the First Voice of the respective Bearers and Transmitters. Not all elements of intangible heritage are for safeguarding. Most need to be disaggregated. Unpacked. One such element is the Dance Heritage of the Kalavantalu- Devadasis or traditional temple dancers of South India. The practice itself is legally banned. But the deep knowledge of dance and its associated creativity is highly endangered. As more and more people co-opt or appropriate their dance heritage, the livelihood of the Kalavantalu community groups has become a major concern. This webinar opens up the intercultural dialogue addressing UN SDG 5 on Women and Girls that has become imperative for safeguarding the dance heritage of Kalavantalu.

Panellist: Kalavantalu Heritage Transmitter Dr Yashoda Thakore, Kuchipudi and Devadasi Dance artist

Host: Prof Dr Amareswar Galla, Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India; and Founding Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia/USA.


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