‘Beautiful thing 1‘ (2009) is a contemporary dance piece created by Padmini Chettur – contemporary dance maker based in Chennai.
Literary consultant – Vivek Narayanan.
Light – Jan Maerten.
Technical support – Gilles Richards.
Costumes – Vlls Designstudio, Padmini Chettur.
Production – Phileas Productions.
Co-production – Theatre de la ville, Paris; Szene Salzburb, Salzburg; India foundation for the Arts; Radialsystem , Berlin.
Performers – Padmini Chettur, Preethi Athreya, Akila, Anoushka Kurien and Sujata Goel.
“I see this work as a construction. A construction in space, a construction of time. The dancers are the discreet segments of a unique mathematical equation. An equation that is balanced, where disjointedness is sewn together. Blocks of movements are added, subtracted, multiplied until finally we arrive at meaning.