“….it’s clear Prakash is a bold and original artistic force. She is of the current generation, churning up work informed by open-minded curiosity and reflection, risk-taking, as well as seasoned artistry—always exuding fierce commitment to her art and culture.”
– fjord review
Not limited by Time
This love song “Priye” was filmed and released as a part of the initiative “Not limited by Time” curated by musician/author T.M. Krishna. NLBT is a response to the byte-size trends of art in the increasingly digital platform, and supports the making and sharing of pieces of art in long-form – not condensed, constricted, or compromised for the sake of virtual consumption.
“We are living in times when everything is being condensed and constricted to fit the “new digital form.” The problem is not just the reduction of time, but the compromised nature of the art that is being offered in the name of adapting to this new norm.
The likes, comments section of our social media pages are determining what we should and should not do. Democratization of art also means we share serious artwork and not only modes of titillation. Every month I will be sharing a long-form raga alapana for your listening.
I do have one request, try listening to it only when you have 20 minutes and not in 4-minute bits. If you get bored, still persevere and go through it. Boredom is also an experience to be had!”
– TM Krishna
Mythili Prakash’s She’s Auspicious receives 2021 National Dance Project Production Grant Award.
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.
She’s Auspicious is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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