Indian Classical Dances are generally very woman-centric with even the poetry written primarily with focus on the Heroine. As more and more men take up classical dance, how does the audience perceive them? How do they perceive themselves?
How important is funding for the arts? Do we need a corporate working structure in the arts? Who gets to decide what kind of art gets funded? Who decides what the funded art should be about? What is/should be the relationship between funding bodies and artistes?
Do physical features define the capability of a dancer? What is an ideal dance body? Who defines it? What role does the male gaze play in determining the dancers’ body? Does patriarchy have a role in policing the dancers’ body? How much agency do dancers have to their own body?