Her Story of Dance

Suno India

All Episodes

Mar 10, 2021

Ep 6: Why Devadasi?

As this series draws to a close, Yashoda looks at why the story of the devadasi is relevant even today. Prof. Sarkar takes us through the emergence of different Classical dances in India and how the undercurren...

46 mins

Feb 23, 2021

Ep 5: Nationalist period

As  “Her story of dance’ moves to the 19th century, Yashoda discusses how devadasis and their aesthetic representations were central to the National debate during India’s struggle for Independence.  We see how...

82 mins

Feb 09, 2021

Ep 4: Imperial influences

In this episode, Host Yashoda looks back at the how Imperial influences of the Islamic dynasties and colonisers found their way into the aesthetic representations of the Devadasis. It looks at the javali as an...

32 mins

Jan 28, 2021

Ep 3: Devadasi repertoire and Aesthetic Representation

In this episode, Yashoda takes us through some of Devadasi repertoire, its aesthetic representation and how that differs from that of Kuchipudi. It examines how the devadasi repertoire reflects the multiple con...

65 mins

Jan 12, 2021

Ep 2: Patronage and Caste

In this episode, Host Yashoda Thakore takes us through the Devadasi history in the Telugu speaking areas. Reflecting on the Kakatiya, and Nayaka times the questions of who the patrons for the art were, what wer...

60 mins

Jan 07, 2021

Ep 1: The beginning

The first episode is the story of discovery, of reaching out, and the story of learning. Dancer, research, and a voice from the Kalvantulu community (hereditary dancer families from the Godavari region) Dr. Yas...

65 mins

Jan 07, 2021

Trailer - Her Story of Dance

The Kalavantulu community women were the guardians of an art that has since been appropriated into what is today seen as mainstream classical dance in South India. In this podcast series, Yashoda Thakore, a da...

4 mins