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Six yards of a metaphor

DNMUM402209 | 12/3/2017 | Author : Yogesh Pawar | WC :652

In her new production, Bharatanatyam exponent Malavika Sarukkai traces the unchanged form of the sari since inception, finds Yogesh Pawar

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What is the sari? Is it just six yards of fabric? Or a deeper philosophy? While playing with patterns/motifs why has it remained unchanged for thousands of years? These are some questions that Bharatanatyam exponent Malavika Sarukkai’s new production, Thari-The Loom, for Paramparik Karigar, tracing the journey of the thread from the loom to the fabric, tries to answer.
Sarukkai’s choreographies have always stood out for orignality of thought, intelligence, mastery of technique and and a vocabulary of vitalised movement that inventively relates the world of dance to the world. And Thari... which premieired in Mumbai on Tuesday not only holds up to that hallmark but goes far beyond. The perflect blend of dance, music, colours, lights an
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