Table of contents for The power of performance : actors, audiences, and observers of cultural performances in India / edited by Heidrun Brükner, Elisabeth Schömbucher, Phillip B. Zarrilli.


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INTRODUCTION
Heidrun Briickner and Elisabeth Schbmbucher             7
PART I: THE PERFORMER: POWER AND PRESENCE
IN THE ENACTMENT OF THE PERFORMER
1. Spectacle and Power in the Organization of Kingly Ritual:
The Case of Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Marzia Balzani                                      25
2. Devad5sis and Village Goddesses of North Tamil Nadu
Hanne M. de Bruin                                    53
3. How to Attain Heaven: The Vdjapeya Sacrificial Ritual
Karin Steiner                                        85
4. CAkydr Initiation in the Katiydttam Theatre of Kerala:
The Arariierram Performance
Botena Sliwczyriska                                105
PART II: THE AUDIENCE: THE INTERPLAY
BETWEEN PERFORMER AND AUDIENCE
5. Empowering Performance: The Choreographic
Techniques of Uday Shankar
Joan L Erdman                                       121
6. Between Performance and Competence: Exploring the
Idea of Audience According to Indian Classical Views
Mirella Lingorska                                   151
7. The Power of Listening: Giving Meaning to Divine
Words in Possession Performances
Elisabeth Schbmbucher                               169
PART III: THE OBSERVER: RECONSIDERING THE
CATEGORIES OF THE OBSERVER
8. The Faculty of the Voice
Saskia Kersenboom                                 197
9. To Enjoy Playing with Play
Heike Moser                                       209
10. Embodying the Lion's 'Fury': Ambivalent Animals,
Activation, and Representation
Phillip B. Zarrilli                               235
11. Creating Presence: Performing the Oral Narrative
of Devnarayan
Aditya Malik                                      261



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