Body as Earth

“The integration of Indian philosophy and rituals of dance, through the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism by traders, travellers, nobility and preachers who settled in new lands, contributed to the birthing of a cultural identity we know today as Southeast Asia.”

Chloe Chotrani takes us on a trip from Chidambaram, India, to Angkor, Cambodia, tracing the passage of iconographies of the body in classical dance, Hindu mythology, and architecture from South India to Southeast Asia.

— Arts Equator

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