A Chennai-based contemporary dancer, Preethi Athreya trained in Bharatanatyam under the Dhananjayans. She holds a postgraduate...
How do we understand the experience of the things we read in the daily news? When we read about violence and crime in the newspaper, we rarely imbibe the depth of those experiences. Let's explore movement and physical space to find a bridge between us and a remote account of violence done to an unknown person. While using our bodies to respond, we will find ourselves engaging with reality at an extremely personal and significant level. And we will learn to release it all into a form of healing through the language of dance.
Workshop Day off: Sunday 26 May
A Chennai-based contemporary dancer, Preethi Athreya trained in Bharatanatyam under the Dhananjayans. She holds a postgraduate degree in Dance Studies (Laban Centre, London, 2001). Preethi's work has been seen at acclaimed festivals in Europe, including the Szene Salzburg festival in 2008/2009 and the Impulstanz festival in Vienna, 2009. A constant dialogue with existing forms and content as well as the possibilities of reframing them marks her approach. Preethi thoroughly enjoys regular interactions with professional dancers as well as young learners of all ages.