This contribution accompanied Indian Dance: Articulations/Tensions/Negotiations with Shivaangee Agrawal and Mandeep Raikhy, an online durational session discussing the embodiment of Indian dance in our current world. Based on their artistic practices and concerns, guests across India and the UK, with diverse perspectives were invited to contribute to the conversation that revolved around questions of language, criticality, globalisation, caste interacting with dynamics of race, histories, access, and pedagogy – arriving at no neat conclusions.
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This event was part of International Festival of Learning #2 supported by Arts Council England
Avni Sethi is an interdisciplinary practitioner with her primary concern lying between culture, memory, space and the body. She studied Interdisciplinary Design from the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore and pursued a Masters in Performance Studies at Ambedkar University, Delhi. She is Founder-Director of Conflictorium, a Museum of conflict which she conceptualized and designed the Trained in multiple dance idioms, her performances are largely inspired by syncretic faith traditions as well as sites of contested narratives. She is interested in exploring the relationship between intimate audiences and the performing body.