Commissioned and created for the “Future of Movement” Festival curated by Benjamin Millepied and Nico Muhly around the FIFA World Cup, ONE | ALL by choreographer Mythili Prakash
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When I was younger learning dance, I had this obsession with my movements being “perfect.” My turnout is physiologically not great, I don’t have long arms, I’m not naturally flexible. Overall I never had the “body of a dancer.”
I made the following post on social Media in April 2020, and it was interesting to look back on it in August 2021, and see how consistent it has stayed with my exploration of She’s Auspicious.
What began as an exploration of the dichotomy between worship of the Goddess set against society where the woman is objectified and marginalized, has now deepened into a questioning of my own notions of femininity – shaped by the art form that I practice, the culture of my heritage as well as my environment, and my lived and observed experiences as a woman.
If you are reading this, you are on this journey with me. The piece and process that I will be writing about here is centered around my current piece in development: She’s Auspicious.
We are thrilled to present our new Company production Outwitting the Devil. Stirring classical and contemporary, Akram Khan explores our oldest rituals in the midst of our ever-changing planet.
HERE and NOW
Friday October 18th | Ashcroft Playhouse, Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 7:00pm | Krishna Gana Sabha
COLOURS International Dance Festival, Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Germany 13 – 14 July 2019 “I have awakened to a new way of dancing. And that is to dance my ideas through the bodies of others, including older dancers, who carry their histories and complex emotional experiences within them. But what remains unchanged is my passion for exploring […]
Friday, November 29, 2018 8:00 PM 9:30 PM NOV 29, 30 + DEC 1, 2 One of the most celebrated and respected young Bharata Natyam dancers today, Mythili Prakash joins the LADP Company for a special double bill performance.
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 - Jonathan Potter, Michel Cavalca, Teresa Elwes, Jorge Vismara, Inni Singh & Nandit Desai