Professional Indian classical dancer Arrthami Siva-Kuruvinth has been learning the ancient art of bharatanatyam for over 20 years and has been performing all over the world for more than 10 years. Her training in bharatanatyam has been complemented with workshops in ballet, butoh, kalaripayattu and odissi. In 2015, she was the first prize recipient of an online varnam (a complex lyrical and rhythmical bharatanatyam piece) competition, for which she was presented the Lalitha Padmini Ragini award by leading dancer/actress Padma Shri Shobana. In addition to Indian classical dance, she has learnt Indian classical music and completed her vocal debut performance in 2009.
Please enjoy PHASE, a piece Arrthami worked on with one of her dance colleagues. PHASE was a pas de deux designed to explore the nature of bharatanatyam movement as an audiovisual experience. By deconstructing a traditional trikala jathi, an exploration of the parameters in pattern-making beyond choreographed movement, by playing with time, space, music and presentation.
The Wild Nellies are pleased to be joined by Arrthami Siva-Kuruvinth. Click on the following link to learn more about her work: