Nrithya Pillai

Dance Performance: Nrithya Pillai

Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 2:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

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Nrithya Pillai is an acclaimed performer and activist from the hereditary community of South India’s former courtesan artists. She presents her dance in the context of critical perspectives on the form, and her performance will be accompanied by live musicians. She comes from a long and complex lineage of hereditary dancers, musicians, and dance-masters, and brings her unique positionality to bear on the discourse and practice of Bharatanatyam. A talk-back moderated by Professor and Chair of the Dance Department and Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Hari Krishnan will follow the performance. This event is part of the 46th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

 

 

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