Parallel Journeys 

Parallel Journeys traces the evolution of two or more simulataneous artistic quests. Two lives seen from the point of view of the artist and their engagement with a form, its practice and evolution. These curated conversations can become archives to trace sociocultural histories of dance in the India subcontinient.
 

In Conversation with Mallika Sarabhai and Anita Ratnam

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Mallika Sarabhai and Anita Ratnam presented their stories of struggle, dilemmas and multiple wisdoms before a warm and wonderful audience. Mallika Sarabhai is one of India’s leading choreographers and dancers, the co-director Darpana Academy of Performing Arts and founder of the performance space, Natrani. Anita Ratnam​ is a dancer, choreographer, cultural commentator, actor-producer, publisher, and Artistic Director of Arangham Dance Theatre. She's also the creator of NeoNarthaki, an award-winning Indian dance portal.

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In Conversation with Astad Deboo and Darshana Zaveri

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For our first conversation in the series, we had with us two pioneers in their own right: Darshana Zaveri, who is famously synonymous with Manipuri dance, and Astad Deboo has paved the way for contemporary Indian dance.  The discussion was host conversation with poet, dance writer, scholar and curator, Arundhathi Subramaniam.

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