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  Purnima Shah, Affliated Faculty
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  Purnima ShahAssoicate Professor of the Practice of and Dance

Office Location:  212 Bivins Building
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3377
Email Address:  send me a message
Web Page:   http://www.duke.edu/womstud/~purnima.shah

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • Dance 356.01, Dance/dance theater of asia Synopsis
    Rubenstein 230, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin at Madison 2000
  • Ph.D. Performance Studies and Ethnography University of Wisconsin, Madison 2000
  • MA in Dance Ethnology University of California, Los Angeles 1992
  • M.A. University of California at Los Angeles 1992

Specialties:

Performance Studies
Technique
Representative Publications   (More Publications)
  1. Shah, P. "Performing Migration: the Journeys of Indian Dance in America." Attendance: the Dance Annual of India 15 (2013): 54-61.
  2. Shah, Purnima. Documentary film, Dancing with the Goddess: the Ras-Garba Traditions of Gujarat.. 2012.
  3. Shah, P. "“Dance: 1200-1900 CE” Cultural Sociology of West, Central and South Asia.." Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia and Africa Encyclopedia. Sage Reference IV, part II (2012).
  4. Shah, P. Bhakti Andolana Prerita Natya ane Nrtya Prakaromam Bhaktirasa ane Madhuryabhava = The Concept of Bhaktirasa and Madhurabhava in the Bhakti Genre of Indian Dance-Theatre..  B. J. Institue of Learning and Research, 2010.
  5. Shah, P. "Physio-Spiritual Transcendence through the Practice of Devotional Dance-Theatre in India." Repertorio: Teatro & Danca, University of Bahia 15:18 (2012): 43-48.  [abs]
  6. Shah, Purnima. Editor, South Asia and South-east Asia Volume,. 2006-09.
  7. Shah, Purnima. Garba Dance and Goddess Worship in Gujarat, India (in-progress). 2013.
  8. Shah, P. "Randala Ritual: Women’s Heritage and Identity in Gujarat, India." Ritual, Heritage and Identity: The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalized World  (2011).
  9. Shah, P. "Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Kathak Dance: a Choreographic Appreciation." Nartanam, a Quarterly Journal of Indian Dance XI:3 (September, 2011): 66-77.
  10. Shah, P. "Some Issues on Gender Politics in the Bhakti Genre of Dance-Theatre Performance." Samipya Journal of Indology XXV:3-4 (October, 2009): 1-33.
  11. Shah, P. "Negotiating Gender in Contemporary Kathak Dance Choreography." Samipya Journal of Indology XXV:1-2 (April, 2008): 1-15.