I am a dancer of the Classical South-Indian Dance-Theater Bharata Natyam. It is a precisely shaped, yet playfully communicating form that combines abstract dance and story-telling with intricate rhythmical patterns. Bharata Natyam has a complex, intriguing and controversially discussed history. It’s multiple threats have guided dancers to read it’s history under the angle of a thousands of years old dance-theatre, of a contemporary global dance-style, of a dance shaped in the 19th century, a Bhakti-Dance, an expropriated or saved dance or a dance given by the gods at time immemorial…
Bharata Natyam: I have been training, researching as well as performing – with Rayjashree Ramesh/Berlin since 2006. My special interest lies in the Abhinaya-aspect as thought in the style of Kalanidhi Narayanan. During my regular training-trips to India I take special classes with Sangeeta Ishvaran and Sreelatha Vinodh. I studied Kuchipudi with Vedantam Ramu and Vyjayanthi Kashi.
I enjoy exploring the form of bharatanatyam in contemporary European frames or choreographies. I perform and train with Johanna Devi Dance Company, where Contemporary Dance is nourished from the technics of Bharata Natyam, and I have the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with a master of Carnatic Music – Manickam Yogeswaran.
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