Pallavi with Stillness
26 July 2018, Thursday, 8pm
27 July 2018, Friday, 8pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio
In Pallavi with Stillness, Raka’s choreography will work to deconstruct Odissi grammar by first isolating and then accenting the torso movements, a stunning, mesmerising feature of the dance’s repertoire. As in all previous iterations, the choreography is original, bold and utterly of the dancer’s skill, technique and commitment.
A pallavi is a repeated refrain in Carnatic music, In Raka’s work it refers to choreographic
elaborations; lines of increasingly complex movement, placement, stillness, and shifting balances extrapolated from the grammar and repertoire of Odissi. The terminus is
a sequence of liquid sculpture in seas of sound – sans role, sans character, sans story. In
Pure dance, and pleasure.