September 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bhavan
Castletown Rd
West Kensington, London W14 9HE
£20 - 25

Uyir presents a first-of-its-kind performance of Kalakshetra artists.

Fluctuating mind, oscillating body

Stella Uppal Subbaiah, with Justin McCarthy, explores the way age, ethnicity and culture inform our understanding of Bharatanatyam as a cross – cultural form in a newly choreographed work with UYIR, set to Tamil Music

Tamil boys don’t dance

Kalakshetra artists K P Rakesh and Santhi R Rajkamal perform Tamil Boys Don’t Dance, which explores how many men are afraid to express themselves through dance.

The performance will be followed by a short response from prof. Ann David (University of Roehampton) and a Q&A moderated by Dr. Sabine Sorbel (Society for Dance Research)

Who’s involved

Uyir are a group led by Bharathanatyam dancer Stella Uppal Subbiah. Formed in 2014, Uyir was born out of a desire to provide a performance platform for a group of adults re-discovering Bharatanatyam.

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