Malavika Sarukkai: Rasamanjari
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
$18 general public; $15 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
“One of the greatest dancers of our day.”
—The New York Times
Acclaimed dancer Malavika Sarukkai’s choreographic interpretations have the incandescent beauty of the classical Bharata Natyam language of India and the energized articulation of a contemporary mind.
At Wesleyan, Ms. Sarukkai presents the New England premiere of Rasamanjari, which is both a cerebration and a celebration of classical Indian dance. Through this exploration, the language of Bharata Natyam is repossessed, making it in the process a language which “speaks in the present tense” for a global audience.
Her exceptional artistic mastery and technique has been filmed by the BBC, German TV, and the French Art Channel. Vaahini–the Sacred and the Worldly, her first dance DVD, features a range of her intense, extraordinary and luminous repertoire.
There will be a free screening of The Unseen Sequence on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:30pm in CFA Hall. Directed by Sumantra Ghosal, this new film celebrates Ms. Sarukkai’s distinctive intellectual and creative approach to Indian dance. The film will be followed by a post-screening conversation with Ms. Sarukkai, Mr. Ghosal, and Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Dance Hari Krishnan.
Part of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival.