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The Blurring of Art and Life

Parvathi Nayar The Hindu July 12, 2011 Review : Beautiful Thing 2 Solo about stillness Beautiful Thing 2 (BT2), the only Indian performance and a Festival commission, was by Chennai-based contemporary dancer/choreographer Padmini Chettur. BT2 is Chettur's 11th creation, and marks her return to the solo. Why Chettur? “Padmini's exploration of the body is very [...]

Schmerzliche-Entschleunigung (Painful Slow-down)

Helmut Ploebst Source : http://derstandard.at/1246541273801/Salzburger-Sommerszene-Schmerzliche-Entschleunigung July 2, 2009 Review : Beautiful Thing 1 German: "Beautiful Thing 1" der indischen Choreografin Padmini Chettur Salzburg - Tanz behandelt immer wieder das Erleben von Zeit; Choreografie wird als "Organisation von Dingen in der Zeit" (William Forsythe) definiert. Die indische Choreografin Padmini Chettur setzte sich in ihrem beim Salzburger Sommerszene-Festival [...]

You in the Third Row, Wake up!

Poorva Rajaram Source : http://archive.tehelka.com/story_main47.asp?filename=hub271110YOUINTHE.asp November 27, 2010 Review : PUSHED Padmini Chettur is not a dancer for lazy audiences, says Poorva Rajaram. Padmini Chettur, 40, has gone past simply discarding her classical training. Her work now raises eyebrows even on the seemingly permissive contemporary dance circuit. At a recent performance of her production Pushed held [...]

Unerhörte Papierpuppe (Outrageous Paperdoll)

Helmut Ploebst http://derstandard.at/2950047/Unerhoerte-Papierpuppe 4. Juli 2008 Review : Paperdoll Zwei Werke von Padmini Chettur bei der Salzburger Sommerszene (Two works of Padmini Chettur at Salzburg's Sommerscene) German: Salzburg - Wer hierzulande an indischen Tanz denkt, stellt sich üblicherweise nette Folklore zwischen Schlangenbeschwörung und der Bharatanatyam-Koryphäe Alarmél Valli vor. Die erste "moderne" indische Choreografin, Chandralekha, schaffte [...]

Far from India

Malcolm Tay Source : http://inkpotreviews.com/oldInkpot/05reviews/0908%2Cpadmchet%2Cmy.html Date: , September 8  and 10, 2005 The Esplanade Theatre Studio Review : 3 Solos Padmini Chettur isn't feeling the love in her native India. Getting almost no support in her homeland, the classically trained dancer has to seek funding for her severe, stripped-down choreography from cultural institutions in Europe, [...]

Varnam (2016)

A contemporary choreographic performance, looking at the relevance of the mudra (hand gestures) – seeking out their contemporaneity. A varnam is the central section of a Bharatanatyamdance performance, made up of two types of dance: one narrative, made up of sung words; the other – the [...]