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Friday, September 16, 2011

Padmini Chettur solo exhibition

Untitled Exhibition # 1 Padmini Chettur Saturday, 10 September 2011, 2pm–9pm FREE +919820213816 G5A Laxmi Mills Compound, off Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400011 Coming from Worli Naka by car, take the lane that turns left just after Famous Studios. Station: Mahalaxmi Station, Western Line (slow train). Walk from Mahalaxmi Station towards Worli Naka and take the first right. Laxmi Mills is at the end of the lane. Saturday, 10 September 2011, 3pm–9pm. Performances will start at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm. See www.clarkhouseinitiative.org This one-day exhibition presents the work of Padmini Chettur. The dancer introduces material from her recent choreography beautiful thing 2 in which the body, in its precise movement through time, defines and displaces vacant shapes creating a four-dimensional space. Structured around three different movement studies and two intervening discussions, the exhibition takes place in a warehouse by a functioning mill. The conversations will move between the contextual and the formal to ask the question ‘What is this object that appears?’ 3:00 - 3:30 pm Performance 1 3:30 – 5:00 pm Conversation 1 5:00 - 5:30 pm Performance 2 5:30 – 7:00 pm Conversation 2 7:00 - 7:30 pm Performance 3 Padmini Chettur (b. 1970) is a contemporary dancer whose training began in the traditional Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam. Between the years 1991 and 2001 she worked with the legendary choreographer Chandralekha, performing in the productions Lilavati, Prana,Angika, Sri, Bhinna Pravaha, Yantra, Mahakaal and Sharira. In 1994 she began her own artistic research. Her choreographic productions include Fragility (2001), 3 Solos (2003),Paper Doll (2005), Pushed (2006) and beautiful thing 1 (2009). Chettur departs from the classical repertoire of gestures, posturing and mythical tales, to shape an alternative, no less strict, condensed movement. Looking for complete detachment from her classical formative years, she abstains from the temptation to seduce, choosing instead, to convince. At the core of Chettur's practice is resistance. Her work unveils a taut vision that takes the contemporary dance of India, from what it is and how it should look, to radical dimensions.beautiful thing 2 premiered at the Singapore Arts Festival in June 2011. Address: G5A Laxmi Mills Compound, off Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400011 Venue Partner: Mohile Parikh Center - The Contemporary Directions: Coming from Worli Naka by car, take the lane that turns left just after Famous Studios. Coming from Mahalaxmi Station, Western Line (slow train), walk towards Worli Naka and take the first right. Laxmi Mills is on the left at the end of the lane. A Clark House Initiative +919820213816 | info@clarkhouseinitiative.org | clarkhouseinitiative.org Clark House Initiative is a collaborative practice about a place, which in sharing a junction with two museums and a cinema, mirrors the fiction of what these spaces could be. It is also an old shipping office of the Thakur Shipping Company that had links to countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe the ex-Soviet Union and Japan. Run by two brothers, Madanmohan and Chaturbhuj Sharma, it participated in an internationalism based on the principles of the Non-Aligned Movement. It served as a pharmaceutical research base, and housed one of India’s first IBM processors. The introduction of the Macademia nut in India came through its doors. Though based in Bombay, it has strong links to Bihar and Kerala. To date, it continues to serve as the office to this family owned business engaged in the cultivation of tea, pharmaceuticals and trade. Curatorial interventions in the space hope to continue, differently, this history of internationalism, experiment and research. Four people are part of this collaborative, Zasha Colah, Nida Ghouse, Zubin Pastakia and Sumesh Sharma. Unsubscribe

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