Jun 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

THD 195-03 - Introductory Special Topic: Music and Dance in Bollywood: Critical Transformations

1 credits (Spring)
This three week course will introduce the students to dance, music and performance registers in Bollywood films, focusing on the critical transformations since the 1990s, a period marked by India’s economic liberalization and globalization. The course will cover a range of topics such as the deployment of playback voice in Hindi films songs; the vexed relationship between songs and film narrative; tensions between indigenous asethetics and global forms in Bollywood dance; the aesthetics of ‘remix’ and item numbers; and music and dance in Bollywood films as productive sites of desire, identity formation and moral anxieties.

Prerequisite: None.
Note: Dates: February 11 to February 27. Short course deadlines apply.
Instructor: Staff