Physio-Spiritual Transcendence through the Practice of Devotional Dance-Theatre in India

Journal Article

This paper is a discussion on the training and practice of devotional dance-theatre in India which emerged between the 16th through 19th centuries as a result of wide spread devotional movements that swept the country. Largely led by devotional saints, theologians and religious reformers, the dramatic art of role-playing was employed as a religious technique with an aim of achieving a physio-spiritual transcendence into the higher states of being within an eternal proximity to one’s personal god.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shah, P

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

  • Repertorio: Teatro & Danca, University of Bahia

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 18

Start / End Page

  • 43 - 48

Conference Location

  • brazil