Across, Not Over

Across, Not Over is a collaborative dance production choreographed by Preethi Athreya – contemporary dancer/choreographer based in Chennai, performed by Kathak dancer/choreographer Vikram Iyengar – Artistic Director of Ranan: a performance collective-cum-dance institute based in Kolkata. renov14u Concept/ Choreography – Preethi Athreya

Performer – Vikram Iyengar

Venue – Spaces, Elliot’s Beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai

Music arrangement – Siddhartha Bhattacharyya

Vocal – Sudokhshina Manna Chatterjee

Sound score/ Scenography – Preethi Athreya

Publicity design – Pravin Kannanur

Videography – Vijay Bhoothalingam/ Pravin/ Akhilesh

Co-produced by India Foundation for the Arts.

The full-length production can be viewed here –

The piece celebrates the subtle movements of the genderless ‘Kathak-body’ – much neglected in comparison to the more catchy-therefore-famous trademarks of Kathak – the footwork, the twirl and the ‘Rasa‘, in particular ‘Sringara’. The intricate expressions of the ‘kalai’ (wrist), the circular and linear motions of the upper body announcing the often unrecognized deep-set relationship of the muscles with the solar plexus, the lightweight angular head-movements that generate the mood and soul of Kathak are highlighted in the performance.

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Light Doesn’t Have Arms To Carry Us

`Light doesn’t have arms to carry us‘ is a contemporary dance piece created and performed by Preethi Athreya – contemporary dancer based in Chennai.

The following video is of a full-length performance of the same at Alliance Francaise of Madras.

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Sweet Sorrow

`Sweet sorrow‘ is an hour long contemporary dance piece created and performed by Preethi Athreya – contemporary dancer based in Chennai.

Excerpts from the production performed at Goethe Institute, Kolkata can be seen at

 (The Chair section)

and

(The Floor section)

Copyrights of photo and video – Preethi Athreya