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When Bharatanatyam meets tango and classical ballet

A dance performance will celebrate the universality of emotions where different dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, the tango and classical ballet will meet to create dynamic harmony and explore the world of universal energy.

art and culture Updated: Jan 07, 2015 14:33 IST
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A dance performance will celebrate the universality of emotions where different dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, the tango and classical ballet will meet to create dynamic harmony and explore the world of universal energy.

The second edition of "Connections" is a collaborative venture between the French Embassy, Institut FranAais, and the ministry of culture. The three-day event, beginning Jan 8, will take place at the Sri Ram Centre.

The brain child of Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Rukmini Chatterjee, this event is a meeting and coming together of different cultures and art forms.

"I don't think this is a fusion dance form, but meetings of different art forms where traditional and contemporary dance forms meet and subtle transformation takes place, without changing the original forms," said Chatterjee.

"These performances will revolve around passion and desire and from profane to sacred," she added.

During these performances, the Paris-based danseuse elaborated how different dance forms will explore the world of universal energy and add different nuances of their forms to narrate a story that is rich in passion and desire.

For the performance, Chatterjee was in touch with dancers from India and France over the social networking sites. They all are now in the capital to rehearse for the final act.