Dance Theater "And She Said..."
showcasing women’s poetry on love & war
Lakshmi Sriraman &
7 p.m. Tuesday
University of Kentucky
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Free & open to the public.
And She Said... is a dance-theater work based on women's poetry on love and war. It uses different vocabularies of dance and theater to accentuate the plurality of voices, nuances of styles, and differences in time and context. Bharatanatyam (a classical Indian dance form), spoken word, and contemporary Tamil theater forms come together in this work. Not only do Sappho, the ancient Greek poet, and Maya Angelou meet each other in this performance work,they also meet Avvaiyar, Aandal, Salma and Sukirtha Rani, Tamil women poets whose work span centuries. Tamil is one of the oldest classical languages in India.
Lakshmi Sriraman is a performer and dance teacher based in Lexington, KY. Being passionate about sharing her love for dance, Lakshmi founded ‘Shree School of Dance’ to provide Bharatanatyam education in Kentucky. She is currently a student of Priyadarsini Govind, one of the leading Bharatanatyam artists in the world. Click here for more about Lakshmi Sriraman.
Aniruddhan Vasudevan is a performer, activist and writerbased in Chennai, India. He has studied with Guru Chitra Visweswaran, a dancer and teacher of great importance. Aniruddhan has traveled and performed widely, including in the USA. As the Director of The Shakti Resource Center, Chennai,he is currently engaged in setting up support and advocacy services for LGBT people in this region.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michelle Del Toro
UK Women Studies
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