“Art is literacy of the heart” Elliot Eisner / “Arte não é pureza; é purificação, não é liberdade; é libertação.” Clarice Lispector

sábado, 14 de março de 2015

Bharatanatyam - the art of my heart

"Bharatanatyam, in my opinion is not just a fine art to which children are exposed as a routine. It is a way of life which nurtures many related subjects which the average child may not come across in a school curriculum. Dance teaches them the core of our civilisation. They learn mythology, music, spirituality and languages. The body becomes a tool for expressing our culture in its myriad forms. When dancers as young as those I saw performing, walk through a temple, they learn about sculpture, painting, architecture and heritage. The lessons they learn are not from text books, but are experiences of Art. This augurs well for a future which can rely on a large number of youth who, having gone through the discipline of learning dance, will learn to respect all art forms. They will certainly stand up for a wide range of important aspects of culture which are getting slowly eroded with massive ignorance and indifference. They will be the custodians of our heritage, not just dance, because they have been exposed to the links that have held many streams together."
- Lakshmi Vishwanathan
(‘Everybody is dancing,’ The Hindu Friday Review, March 7, 2014)

Bharatanatyam will ever be my favourite dance. It embodies a beauty I can't see anywhere else. This is my simple tribute to the art I will always carry in my heart. If you don't know it, there's a video below. Enjoy it!



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5 comentários:

  1. Dear Karla, this marvellous art piece and the text about the Hindu dans are a treasure to us. Thank you.
    I think your artwork of the danser on the gorgeous background is one of your bests

  2. What a unique twist Karla this is gorgeous...and a wonderful post too.

  3. I enjoyed reading about the dance, Karla, and your artwork is, as usual, superb.

  4. Beautiful, beautiful green art, and a bit of dance education as a plus. Thanks, Karla!


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