International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Analysis Study Research Paper | Languages and Literature | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023

Resurgence of Male Performers in Indian Dance: A Study of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra?s Contribution

Ganji Bangla Bharathi | Dr. JVN Mallikarjuna [2]

Abstract: In Indian classical dance, Lord Nataraja, the divine figure, holds great significance as he symbolizes the perpetual cycle of creation. Men now have more dancing options. Thanks to the rise of pro - art movements, the revival of Indian art forms, the global fascination with the exotic and the creation of dance troupes by foreigners who performed alongside Indian artists. In recent times, there has been a remarkable revival of male performers in Classical Indian dance styles within the cultural landscape of contemporary India. This article explores and highlights the critical milestones of dance maestros. In India, it has taken male individuals approximately a century to catch up to the achievements of their female counterparts. The conventional gender norms that once limited males have steadily faded in recent years providing room for a more inclusive and diverse environment. In performing arts, male artists frequently encounter distinctive challenges that can impede their advancement and accomplishments.

Keywords: Indian classical dance, maestro, gender norms, challenges, accomplishments

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,

Pages: 550 - 552

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