Decoding Bharatnatyam

  • Available show
  • As part of “Québec/Ontario Project”
  • Neena Jayarajan, Atri Nundy

    Photo: Dahlia Katz
  • Lucy Rupert

    Photo: Dahlia Katz
  • Nova Bhattacharya

    Photo: Dahlia Katz


  • Total duration: 60 min
  • Decoding Bharatnatyam showcases the work of Nova Bhattacharya and her passion for riffing off of classical Indian bharatnatyam technique to stunning effect. Beginning with a shared ritual of namaskaram with the audience and proceeding through three dances to share her unending adoration for the multi-disciplinary form. Broken Lines (2016), a duet for Neena Jayarajan and Atri Nundy is ‘a radical work that pulls apart notions of power, tradition and ritual’; Alaap (2013) for Lucy Rupert is a thoughtfully crafted meditation on the creation of the universe; and Calm Abiding (2006), is the celebrated solo for Bhattacharya commissioned from Venezuelan born, Montreal choreographer José Navas.

    • Year of premiere: 2016
    • Target audience: Grand public
    • Choreographer(s): Nova Bhattacharya, José Navas
    • Performer(s): Nova Bhattacharya, Neena Jayarajan, Atri Nundy, Lucy Rupert.
    • Collaborator(s): Lumières : Marc Parent, Musique :Alex MacSween.
    Last update: 4 octobre 2018