Conversations with Artists – Panel Discussion

17/4/2015
By Kusum Gokarn

Panel discussion moderated by Ushamrita Choudhary

Panel discussion moderated by Ushamrita Choudhary

Organised by Swapnil’s Performing Arts & Contemporary Ensemble (SPACE) & moderated by Ushamrita Choudhary, the panel of eminent dancers, choreographers and performers discussed how they bring their vision to life. The panel also spoke about the reform that a choreographic process can bring through lenses of personal growth, aesthetic transformation at a young age, sensitisation & socio-political reform that dance can trigger.
The panel discussion as part of the Avayava Dance Festival was of a high intellectual order. All the participants – Aparna Nagesh, Swapnil Dagliya, Tomas Danielis, Richard Causer and Parimal Phadke were brilliant and eloquent in putting forth their views about creative, classical, traditional, formal dance versus modern experimental, innovative, reformative dance. The moderator Ushamrita was equally forceful in steering the brain storming discussion.
I hope we members of Gyaan Adab will avail of another opportunity to view the dance performances by these talented artistes.

Aparna Nagesh, artistic director of High Kicks, Chennai's All Girl Dance Ensemble expresses the importance of dance education

Aparna Nagesh, artistic director of High Kicks, Chennai's All Girl Dance Ensemble expresses the importance of dance education

 

Bharatnatyam dancer and teacher Parimal Phadke focuses on experimentation in Indian classical dance

Bharatnatyam dancer and teacher Parimal Phadke focuses on experimentation in Indian classical dance

 

Contemporary artist and teacher from Austria/Slovakia, Tomas Danielis discusses the origin of contemporary dance

Contemporary artist and teacher from Austria/Slovakia, Tomas Danielis discusses the origin of contemporary dance

 

Swapnil Dagliya, creative director of Avayava and founder of SPACE talks about his dance journey

Swapnil Dagliya, creative director of Avayava and founder of SPACE talks about his dance journey

 

 Contemporary performer and choreographer Richard Causer from Australia/UK shares his choreography style

Contemporary performer and choreographer Richard Causer from Australia/UK shares his choreography style