Upon completing Bachelors in Literary and Cultural Studies, I completed the Diploma course from Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore and until recently was training and working at the institute under the banner of Professional Development Program (PDP). Here, I had been focusing on my performative skills, exploring teaching and creation possibilities and cross-disciplinary scenarios in the dance field.
Upon collaboration and mentorship under Indian and international contemporary dancers, I have found myself being drawn towards finding a humanistic and decentralised understanding of conceptualising and even moving. In trying to understand the privilege of moving, I am invested in unpacking how it is a communication medium that is meant to connect beyond verbalisation.
A deeper indulgence into contemporary dance has taught me to examine form (especially Bharatanatyam, which I have been training in since childhood), its aesthetic and political connotations for the body and the community. I have worked with choreographers who demand specific aesthetics, be it a blend of different forms or techniques into contemporary(for e.g. improvisation, floor work, amalgamation of Indian movement vocabularies- Bharatanatyam and Kalaripayattu) or styles developed through their own movement research. I have also been trying to find ways to narrate personal stories having universal relevance through creation work.