UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance lecturer Vijayalakshmi performs Mohiniyattam, a classical dance from the Indian state of Kerala. Among its most distinct aspects are its spiritual dimension and relationship to femininity and contemporary society. Choreographer Vijayalakshmi has performed widely, including at the Bolshoi Theatre, Lincoln Center, and the Edinburgh International Festival. She also co-authored the 2004 publication, Mohiniyattam. Vijayalakshmi is artistic director of the Center for Mohiniyattam, New Delhi and Founder/Director of the Mohiniyattam Institute, Los Angeles.
The performance will be followed by a conversation between Vijayalakshmi and Anurima Banerji, Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.
Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for India and South Asian Studies (CISA).
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