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Ideology and the Architecture of Performance

The role of religious myths in reinforcing and legitimising patriarchal norms is critical and has been difficult to contend with. The interpretation of these myths through the traditional art forms, especially music and dance, carries a powerful effect that works at subliminal levels. Several attempts have been made to use traditional art forms to subvert patriarchal agendas from the women's perspective. Asmita, a resource centre for women, has explored the possibility of using traditional ballet as an instrument of feminist activism.
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