Malini Srinivasan and Dancers Presents Appeasing Radhika | Work in Progress & Talk Back with the Artists
Where: Baruch Performing Arts Center
One Bernard Baruch Way (25th Street btw. Lexington & Third Aves)
212-352-3101 Price: Suggested donation $20
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Appeasing Radhika is an ambitious new project that seeks to investigate the relevance of Devadasi lives and literature in classical Indian performing art forms. Appeasing is a collaboration between choreographer Malini Srinivasan, composer/violinist Arun Ramamurthy, singer Roopa Mahadeven, director Arpita Mukherjee, scriptwriter Madhuri Shekar, and composer Nivedita Shivraj; and seeks to uncover the value of women’s voices in our classical art traditions.
Appeasing Radhika explores the many connections between three strong female characters: the title character Radhika, the writer Muddupalani, and her 20th century champion Nagarathnamma. The performance is based on the controversial 18th century text, The Appeasement of Radhika written by Muddupalani. Muddupalani was a Devadasi, a woman of the South Indian community of dancers, musicians and writers. The performance explores the inter-connectedness of the vocal, dance and poetic traditions as well the multiple contexts for Carnatic dance and music through the ages.
Malini Srinivasan and Dancers is a dance company committed to expanding the tradition and technique of Bharatanatyam, the classical dance from South India, and making this dance resonate meaningfully with diverse audiences worldwide. The group regularly presents exceptional artists that strive to connect Indian classical traditional arts with audiences in NYC.
Malini Srinivasan and Dancers creates and performs works that explore dynamic relationships between artists and audiences through movement, music, and stories. More information about the company can be found at www.malinisrinivasan.com.Buy tickets/get more info now