Sreelakshmy Govardhanan

Indian dance is praised for its beauty, elegance, and musicality. But what are the effects of dance on the dancer and the audience? Kuchipudi dancer Sreelakshmy Govardhanan opens an afternoon of discussion on this subject with a lecture demonstration. Through dance and the psychological concept of Catharsis (purifying), she explores various concepts of Indian dance, such as Bhava (emotion of the performer), Rasa (emotion of the spectator), and Natya (drama). It is followed by a discussion between the audience and artists from the festival.

It is with great pride that Korzo introduces a great talent from India: Kuchipudi dancer Sreelakshmy Govardhanan. This dancer is in complete union with the South-Indian dance form Kuchipudi and radiates pure self-confidence. She has chosen to dance exclusively in this style, one that is rarely seen in the Netherlands, a style imbued with theatrical expression and flowing, elegant movements. With her rich dance, she transforms into other characters and brings the beauty and purity of this dance form to the surface.

Natya means dance and Prapancham refers to the universe that consists of five elements: Air, water, fire, earth and ether. In this performance Sreelakshmy portrays  five women in different life stages Sita, Mandodari, Sathyabhama, Poothana and a Mother and pays tribute to what she believes is the universe: a woman.

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