What the Body Remembers. Dance Heritage Today Padmini Chettur: Philosophical Enactment I
Padmini Chettur, a contemporary dancer and choreographer, traces the origins of her art back to Chandralekha, which focused on the redefinition of the female principle in traditional body practices. But Chettur’s approach goes even further, touching on the evocative myths of the Bharatanatyam, the language of the temple servants (the Devadasis), to memories of the body in the aesthetic principles of the Natya Shastra, a pioneering text on performance, which was written between 500 BCE and 200 CE.
Further performance on 14 Sep.