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Ethical Dramaturgies
  • ISSN: 1757-1979
  • E-ISSN: 1757-1987


In the scholarly world where disembodied language and intellectualism reign, Kaustavi Sarkar, a dancing archive, performs embodied epistemologies. Even in her native Odissi dance discipline, Sarkar works from the margin as a questioner and an experimenter in a codified practice that values obedience and tradition. It is from this periphery that Sarkar develops a unique ethos of traditional dance that turns the conservatism of classical forms to open-layered intracultural and intercultural dance dialogues through dance.


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  1. Ewing-Pierce, Jennifer. ( 2020;) ‘ The ethos of the periphery. ’, Performing Ethos: An International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance, 10, pp. 127136, doi:
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Keyword(s): Charlotte; community dance; Indian dance; North Carolina; Odissi; UNC Charlotte
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