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Nrithya Pillai is a dancer, dance composer, singer, writer, speaker, and dance instructor who proudly claims her heredity dancer lineage. She is the Artistic Director of Rajarathnalaya Arts Foundation. In this episode we try to understand her journey, the societal challenges she faced while practicing her profession, the history of Bharathanatyam, and its relevance today.
3:55 to 6:00
6:00 to 14:00
Nrithya’s history and journey
14:00 to 19:10
The struggle convincing friends and family
19:10 to 31:00
The part of the language that is problematic.
31:00 to 38:15
Nrithya’s relationship with his grandfather Nattuvanar Rajarathnam Pillai
38:15 to 44:10
Hope in relationships
44:10 to 47:45
The idea of self-persecution
47:45 to 1:00:00
How has Bharathanatyam Brahmanized ? Common misconceptions around Bharathanatyam.
1:00:00 to 1:06:12
Importance of Nattuvanars in Bharathanatyam
1:06:12 to 1:15:45
Nrithya’s vision of Bharathanatyam
1:15:45 to end
Questions from audience