This research investigates the contemporary relevance of classical dance movement vocabulary and choreographic techniques in an Indian context, with a special focus on artists who have been intensely trained in Bharatanatyam. The output will be in the form of a public performance and a critical commentary. The written component of this PhD will provide a narrative of the performance making process and situate my practice within a broader cultural framework. Both seek to answer the following question: How can the Bharatanatyam vocabulary be used alongside influences from other movement systems along with words, images, and modern technology to create works of contemporary relevance?
|Name of Researcher||Nithya Nagarajan|
|Name of Project||Negotiating a space for the Contemporary in Indian Performing Arts|
|Year of Project||Current/Ongoing|
|Name of Supervisor/s (if applicable)||Dr. Will Peterson|
|Abstract (or link to Abstract)||–|