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Classical Indian Dance and its Relevance in a Global Contemporary Context

Presented at Asia House

Rukmini Vijayakumar and Vena Ramphal frame classical Indian dance and its relevance in a global contemporary context.

This talk partnered Bharatanatyam artist and actor Rukmini Vijayakumar with Vena Ramphal a media celebrity, scholar and Bharatanatyam dancer. A sumptuous pairing of two eminent women which warmed and uplifted the insight into a modern cultural India.

Rukmini and Vena’s conversation framed classical Indian dance and its relevance in a global, contemporary context. Rukmini shared her experience in creating and touring work which adhered to a traditional vocabulary while experimenting with context and presentation.

Creative Team

Producer: Nina Head


Bharatanatyam artist and actor: Rukmini Vijayakumar
Dance and Wellbeing specialist: Vena Ramphal




Supported by

Cockayne and The London Community Foundation.

Host Trustee:  Bandish Gudka
Special thanks to: Pamela Kember and the team at Asia House