Mythili Prakash’s new work in creation “She’s Auspicious” moves forward as one of NEFA’s 40 National Dance Project Finalists. She’s Auspicious examines notions of “femininity” through the paradox of the Hindu Goddess who is worshipped as powerful and auspicious, in contrast to the Woman who is objectified and marginalized in society. This solo Bharata Natyam work probes at popular narratives surrounding the Goddess as well as performative constructs of the dance form, which center around a particular aesthetic of beauty and refinement.
We are excited to be celebrating Dance Umbrella’s 40th anniversary in 2018 by launching Four by Four, a campaign to build a new commissions fund for the next generation of talent.
We are proud to announce the artists selected for Four by Four:
Georgia Vardarou – nominated by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
Abby Zbikowski – nominated by Stephen Petronio
Mythili Prakash – nominated by Akram Khan
Jon Maya Sein – nominated by Rocío Molina