Crafting Poetic Ambiance. Valeska Gert Visiting Professor Navtej Johar
If bhava is like a flower then rasa is its fragrance. Navtej Johar, dancer-choreographer, university lecturer, bharatanatyam and yoga expert joins dance studies students at the FU Berlin to provide a working understanding of the Indian theory of bhava-rasa aesthetics. The focus is on how a poetic ambiance may first be mentally constructed and conceptualised, then physically experienced and expressed. Solos, duets and ensembles are created that use voice, movement, image and text elements to reveal the artistry and motifs of their working process.