The creative process feels strangely like dealing with my kid. Sometimes, when things are in flow – it feels magical and you want to jump for joy and show someone all the exciting discoveries. Other times, it is so frustrating you just want to scream loudly “I QUIT” and then binge watch TV undisturbed with a large bag of potato chips.
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The challenge in this piece is in both embodying the characters (most of whom are animals), and also in communicating what they represent. The piece opens with the “dance of the Scientist.” In creating this, I have to ask myself the following questions: what are the associations with scientist?
Before I had set the choreography, I just played the music and improvised to it. Aditya has set an evocative Abheri melody for the mice who are brought into the lab and observing the pain and torture around them. As I danced it, my body trembled the way a frightened mouse would.
I write this blog entry after completion of the performance. It was not intended to be that way but…..sometimes dancing gets in the way of writing!
There was a break in my choreographic process as I was performing another production, Jwala. And the way it has happened, with every performance of Jwala, I’m working with a…
For Ekam Festival, Chennai. Spaces, #1 Elliot Beach Road. Saturday, August 26th, 2017. 6:00 pm
For Ragamala, World Music Festival, Chicago. Chicago Cultural Centre, 78 E. Washington Street. Friday, September 9th, 10:45 pm
For South Asian Performing Arts Foundation (SAPAF), Tulsa. John H. Williams Theatre, Tulsa Performing Arts Centre. 110 E. 2nd Street. Saturday, September 10th, 2017. 7:00pm
For Kalapriya Sunday, September 11th, 2017. 5:00pm
For Indian Fine Arts, San Diego. CPMA Performing Arts Centre. 5050 Conrad Ave. San Diego, CA 92117. Sunday, October 8th, 2017. 5:00pm
Performance for SPIFPA, Pittsburgh. Saturday, October 14th, 2017.
Dynamic young artist Mythili Prakash is making waves in the field of Bharata Natyam worldwide. Born and raised in the US, she grew up in an ...more
Photo Credits - Jorge Vismara, Inni Singh & Nandit Desai