HISTORY CULTURE & TOURS
ZOOM meeting: Zoom ID will be posted on WhatsApp and emailed one day prior to the meeting.
CHANDRALEKHA’S GEOMETRIC DIAGRAMS IN DANCE
Nainvi Vora will take the audience through representations of abstract geometrical imagery in the history of performance art from the Mass Ornament- Tiller Girls to Martha Graham’s Errand in the Maze to George Balanchine's Agon, in context to one of the pathbreaking modernists of Indian dance-
Chandralekha’s dance formations.
We will examine how Chandra progressed to create a new abstract vocabulary of her own.
Besides the Sanskrit language, she had deep knowledge of temple architecture, Chola bronze sculpture, iconography and drew her inspirations from there- reworking their contexts to convey new ideas through dance.
Nainvi Vora has a Masters in Art History, Museology and Indian Aesthetics and has a background working as a Curatorial Assistant at the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, CSMVS, Mumbai.
She has researched exhibition catalogs for 'The Journey is the Destination: The Artist's Journey between Then & Now', 2016 and 'Laxman Shreshtha- The Infinite Project I & II', 2016 besides conducting several outreach programs for varied audiences visiting the museum.
Ladies do join us for this interesting meeting.
Soha Parekh Priya Mehta