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Yannick Corimier

Dravidian Catharsis


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In Tamil Nadu, in southern India, the most remote and ancient traditions have remained intact more than anywhere else. The powerful presences of the spirits and living gods are embodied in the masks, in the bodies that surrender themselves at the time of the rite and in the animal remains during the sacrifices. Characters, of whom one no longer knows if they are men, gods or spirits, emerge in their obviousness, real and divine, natural and supernatural.

Men and women in trance sink into the darkness in full light; these trances do not belong to them, they are collective, staged or free. The individual psychology gives way to a great common body that vibrates in unison

Dravidian Catharsis is the fruit of this deep immersion in the culture, the theater, the traditions and the soul of this mythological universe of the Tamil people.

  • date of publication : 2021
  • language : FR/EN
  • pages : 200 p.
  • format : 29 x 24 x 3
  • impression : Offset printing
  • binding : Hardcover
  • ISBN : 9782931133033
  • publishers : Le Mulet
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