Indian culture has never shunned sexuality as an undesirable facet of life. The myriad art forms of India in general and Bharatanatyam in particular have wholly accepted the sensuous, sensual and the erotic in life without any hint of moral censure. However, there must be clarity as to what is aesthetic in art and what is not.
A performing artiste has to tread carefully between two extremes- be prudent as to not to stray into the prurient or foray into the crass! Either way, she/he may make the audience wince for different reasons.
– Are there are any parameters for sensuality in art forms?
– If yes, what is the level up to which it is permissible?
– Does it depend on the individual dancer / dance style / guru and of course the taste of the audience?
Theon ‘Sensuality in Indian Dance‘ sets out to find answers to these questions. You have a galaxy of distinguished scholars and dancers sharing their perceptions.
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Organisor : Kartik Fine arts
Chairman : Shri.L.Sabaretnam
President : Shri.A.V.S.Raja
Secretaries’ : Shri.R.Rajagopal
Advisors for the Natya Darshan Conference:
|Theme : ‘Sensuality in Indian Dance’|
|Day 1||22nd Dec, 2007|
|10.00 a.m.||The inauguration is by Dr.Mrs.Y.G.Parthasarathy, Chairman, Bharat Kalachar
Keynote address – Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan,
Honouring eminent artists Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan,
Shri. Adyar K.Lakshmanan and Smt. Leela Venkatraman
|10.30 a.m.||Lecture demonstration – Smt. Leela Samson|
|11.30 a.m.|| Lecture demonstration – Shri. T.M.Krishna
Moderator: Smt. Ratna Papa Kumar
|Day 2||23rd Dec, 2007|
|09.30 a.m.||Lecture demonstration – Chitra Sundaram|
|10.30 a.m.||Lecture demonstration – Shri. Sadanam Balakrishnan|
|11.30 a.m.|| Lecture demonstration – Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy (Nrityagram)
Moderator: Smt. Hema Rajagopalan
|Day 3||24th Dec, 2007|
|09.00 a.m.||Lecture demonstration – Smt. Vidya Rao|
|10.00 a.m.||Lecture demonstration – Dr. Prof. Raghuraman|
For more Information: Natyadarshan
| Moderato r: Smt. V.R.Devika
Valedictory address – Smt. V.R.Devika, Managing Trustee, The Aseema Trust
Vote of thanks – Smt. Priyadarsini Govind