Dance: Alarmel Valli
Dakshina welcomes Alarmel Valli back to Washington DC
Saturday November 3, 2012
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5 Minutes from the Van Ness stop on the Red Line.
Dakshina is proud to welcome the acclaimed danseuse Alarmel Valli back to Washington DC. Alarmel Valli is a leading Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer, acclaimed internationally for her ability to turn a traditional grammar into a subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry. Valli has evolved a distinctive style that has been described as “uncompromisingly classical, but, at the same time, an undeniable language of self-expression. It is both a stylised idiom and an idiolect, blurring the boundaries between tradition and the individual talent, inheritance and invention. It is obvious to even the lay viewer that her dance is not merely a received grammar. It is a reinvented one. ”
Amongst numerous awards received by Alarmel Valli, are the Padma Sri and the Padma Bhushan, conferred by the President of India, the Chevalier of Arts and Letters award from the French Government and the award of The Sangeet Natak Akademy – the apex body for Indian Music, Dance and Drama.
Dakshina is thrilled to be presenting this living legend of Bharata Natyam in Washington DC.