Sunday 23 April 2017

Article - On watching Malavika Sarukkai’s Vamatara: To the Light - Vikram Iyengar

If ever I was able to watch only one Bharatanatyam performer from the hundreds that exist, I would choose Malavika Sarukkai without batting an eyelid. Of course, after making that choice, the eyelid would bat crazily questioning why such a straitened situation existed at all. Similarly, soon after I began to breathe in the magic she created through primarily her own dancing in Vamatara: To the Light, niggling doubts began to assail me as to how to read the work and the professed content in our present-day scenario.

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to Vikram Iyengar for bringing out the inner turmoil of classical dancers and exposing the fact that we classical dancers haven't still found a way to answer these the classical dancer a citizen or not and is he or she supposed to answer these questions or not....

    i have a question musicians get it easy....they never have to deal with their link with contemporary issues , or responsibilities towards contemporary issues....

    so is it the art form or the artiste?

    Once again a wonderful many points which have been disturbing me over the years as a classical dancer have been spoken so clearly.