Pretty spot on. This speaks to colonialism in regards to the exoticism of Indian ethnic dance in the UK. We consume what we view as other. We integrate what we view as ourselves. Colonialism extends to the US every day in the form of hip hop consumerism, even within the ranks of the hip hop artists themselves.
This woman is totally inspiring.
A short feature on Chandralekha, the late Indian feminist choreographer who challenged the definitions of Indian performing arts. She summarizes her mission quite well in the video:
This whole ethnic Asian image, I would like to subvert. The whole idea of dance in the Western world has been like exotica. It perpetuates a colonial relationship… without understanding, only consuming. I believe that somewhere, I am interested in subverting that notion.