Dhirana Movement

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Poetry Revisited – Without Warning by Sappho

Our latest Poetry Revisited takes Sappho’s poem, “Without Warning,” and attempts to bring another dimension and experience to it by exploring the expressive nature of the Indian dancer’s feet. Here is the text – Without warning as a whirlwind swoops on an oak Love shakes my heart Credits: Dancer – Lakshmi Swaminathan Choreography – Lakshmi…

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Poetry Revisited – our first experiment!

Welcome! Below is our first experiment – Poetry Revisited.   Poetry Revisited is the first experiment of the Dhirana Movement. We sought to use the tools of expression available to us in Bharatanatyam (South Indian classical dance form) to bring further depth and life to Rabindranath Tagore’s famous poem, “Flower.”  As in other Indian Classical dance…

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