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  1. Shah, P, Physio-Spiritual Transcendence through the Practice of Devotional Dance-Theatre in India, Repertorio: Teatro & Danca, University of Bahia, vol. 15 no. 18 (2012), pp. 43-48 .
    (last updated on 2019/10/23)

    Abstract:
    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.