Saptaparni is presenting a live interactive session with the danseuse Padmasri Geeta Chandran, on 28th February, at 5:30pm. Geeta will be sharing her extraordinary journey in both classical and experimental Bharatanatyam.
A celebrated artist, Geeta Chandran is synonymous with the Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam. She began learning Bharatanatyam from the tender age of 5 yrs under the tutelage of Swarna Saraswathy, and subsequently, continued learning diverse aspects of the classical dance from a galaxy of gurus.
Geeta is celebrated not only for her understanding of the art of Bharatanatyam, but also for her Carnatic music, her work in television, video and film, theatre, choreography, dance education, dance activism and dance-issue journalism. She has travelled all over the world with her performances and has danced at many prestigious dance festivals in India and abroad.
Geeta is also associated with philanthropic causes, and has presented several performances to raise funds for social causes. She is most identified with gender issues and poverty. She recently showcased the horror of female foeticide through dance.
Geeta has authored a book 'So Many Journeys', a personal collection of her writings narrating her engagement with Bharatanatyam. In April 2009, in her book entitled Dynamic Women Dancers (Women's Hall Of Fame series), Canadian author Anne Dublin listed Geeta Chandran as one of ten global "all time great dancers".
Please contact Saptaparini at 6666-7707 / 6682-1789 for further details.