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Surabhi                     Bharadwaj

My choreographic style includes Bharatanatyam and Karana movements - sharp geometric movements & dynamic footwork complemented with fluid-like movements.

 

Learning about the problematic history of Bharatanatyam that was never revealed to us as dance students, I’m now aware of the power hegemony & politics that led to the appropriation of this art from the hereditary artists. As a privileged dancer, I see myself as a descendant of the oppressors, and I have started to question my practice, how I make art, and what my association with this appropriated art form implies. Acknowledging my privilege, I choose to be respectful and sensitive about what say through my work. I’m influenced by the women’s rights & social justice movement and I often explore these subjects in my work reaching diverse communities. 

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