GANDHI: Warp & Weft

Artist : Geetha Chandran
Date:5th October 2014
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: JT Performing Arts Center, Choice School Campus, Tripunithura
City: Kochi
Age Limit: Nil
Duration: 60 minutes

Synopsis

Dancer (Padmashri) GEETA CHANDRAN presents her solo dance-theatre presentation GANDHI: Warp & Weft that explore key concepts from Gandhian philosophy through the narrative lens of a female dancer in the 21st century. In Geeta’s performance, choreography plays with ideology through abstract movement as well as narrative gestures, and incorporates both classical Bharatanatyam as well as contemporary movement theatre in its physical vocabulary. In her performance Chandran explores six key Gandhian concepts of Religious Tolerance, Celibacy, Satyagraha, Ahimsa, Caste politics and Khadi. A solo one-hour long show, the performance is part of an series of nation-wide performances to mark 40 Years of the spectacular dancing career of this renowned performing artist. 7 p.m. pm at the prestigious JPACT THEATRE, JT PAC, Tripunithura, Nadama East, Kochi.
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GEETA CHANDRAN: A celebrated artist and a star-performer, Geeta Chandran has synthesised the knowledge she received from a galaxy of eminent Gurus to imprint Bharatanatyam with her personal vision of the dance. In her dance presentations Geeta Chandran skilfully weaves abstract notions of Joy, Beauty, Values, Aspirations, Myth and Spirituality.

A polymath artist, Geeta Chandran is celebrated not only for her deep and composite understanding of the art of Bharatanatyam, but also for her Carnatic music (she is a trained and accomplished vocalist), her work in television, video and film, theatre, choreography, dance education, dance activism and dance-issue journalism.

Geeta Chandran is Founder-President of Natya-Vriksha and Artistic Director of the Natya Vriksha Dance Company, known for the high aesthetic quality of its group presentations that showcase Geeta’s metier as a choreographer,.

Author of SO MANY JOURNEYS, an intensely personal collection of her writings narrating her engagement with Bharatanatyam, Geeta also writes an influential dance column in The New Indian Express/Sunday Standard.

A rare combination of being both a luminary and a visionary, Geeta Chandran is a widely respected role model for the young generation. She guides reputed national cultural institutions and prestigious universities as their Board member, and she also serves on the Advisory Boards of several reputed schools and colleges.

She engages in the widest range of dance-related activities: performing, teaching, conducting, singing, collaborating, organizing, writing and speaking to new youth audiences.

Geeta was awarded the prestigious national award -- Padma Shri -- by the President of India, 2007.


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