This category features the productions of Padmini Chettur – Chennai-based practitioner and choreographer of contemporary dance. She is one of the co-founders of B21.
Padmini (b. 1970) began her training in the traditional Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam. From the years 1991 she worked with the choreographer Chandralekha for ten years and her own artistic research began in 1994. She departs from the classical repertoire of gestures, posturing and mythical tales, to shape an alternative, no less strict, but very condensed. Looking for complete detachment from her classical formative years, she resists the temptation to seduce, choosing instead, to convince. At the core of her work is resistance. Her work unveils a taut vision that takes the contemporary dance of India, from what it is and how it should look, to radical dimensions.
In addition to choreography and performances, Padmini is a teacher of Contemporary dance and Pilates.
More of her work can be seen at http://www.padminichettur.in/