Friday, March 06, 2009

Preeti Vasudevan is working on a new dance-theatre inspired by a canto in Sri Aurobindo’s “Savitri”

The Hindu : Metro Plus Delhi / Profiles : Flights of fancy
Thursday, Mar 05, 2009
Preeti Vasudevan talks to Nandini Nair about her unique style of dance-theatre

Having experimented with Bharatanatyam since the early 90s, Preeti believes in the need for the abstract. She feels that movements and gestures risk being ossified if they are approached in a literal sense. Instead, there is a need to relate movement with ones self, with the text, with other dancers etc. While Preeti’s world is a global world, Bharatanatyam remains her source. “It’s like weaving,” she says, “there are many different threads that are needed but there is one source thread.”

With “Absent Lover” now present on stage, Preeti has started working on a new project, inspired by a canto in Aurobindo’s “Savitri”. Still in its infancy, Preeti only knows that it will be performed with three musicians.

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