The past 100 years has seen a series of transformative moments in Indian dance, leading upto the present one where a huge unclarity prevails. What is tradition? When does the modern begin? And was there really a contemporary moment? The myriad effects of colonization, Nation building and neo-liberalization need closer investigation.Without this, it is close to impossible to see ourselves and the work of today’s dancers/ dancemakers critically- within a context.
In this course, Padmini Chettur closely regards the key narratives within India, their relationships to the world, and the world’s relationship to Indian dance, hoping to dismantle key and problematic frames of reference that prevent us from doing the work that dance promises the body.
March 27, 2023 onward, 8 sessions, Online.
Organized by Anandam.