Psychophysical Approaches and Practices in India: Embodying Processes and States of 'Being-Doing': the traditions and practice of psychophysical performance in Kerala, India
Zarrilli, Phillip B.
New Theatre Quarterly
Cambridge University Press
This essay articulates a South Asian understanding of embodied psychophysical practices and processes with a specific focus on Kerala, India. In addition to consulting relevant Indian texts and contemporary scholarly accounts, it is based upon extensive ethnographic research and practice conducted with actors, dancers, yoga practitioners, and martial artists in Kerala between 1976 and 2003. During 2003 the author conducted extensive interviews with kutiyattam and kathakali actors about how they understand, talk about, and teach acting within their lineage of teaching/performance.
Published version deposited following SHERPA/RoMEO guidelines. Copyright CUP. Definitive version available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266464X11000455
Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 244 - 271
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