nautch dance


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Noun1.nautch dance - an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girlsnautch dance - an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
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Sayeri Sapera, one of the few women traveling with `The Gypsy Caravan", performed a wide-skirted twirling nautch dance with Musafir musicians that harked back to the Indian culture that inspired the American dance pioneer Ruth St.
Not surprisingly, Farrell finds that 'from the beginning of the West's encounter with Indian music, there have been cultural confusions and misunderstandings'; it is particularly these confusions and misunderstandings that attract his attention, because they contribute to 'the colonial re-creation of India' - the development in the West of an imagined India that, like the young Impey's parody of a nautch dance, bears only partial resemblance, at best, to the reality.