Ayswaria Wariar presents Mohiniattam film
Nilima: Beyond the Blue
Stein Auditorium, 7pm
December 13, 2017 New Delhi
November 29, 2017
Nilima: Exploring the convergence of Film & Mohiniyattam…
Dance and film are natural allies. The beauty of movement, music, lyrics and emotion can be communicated, transmitted and saved for posterity with great felicity using the medium of film. Arguably one of the first dance films based on Mohiniyattam, “Nilima”, is Ayswaria Wariar’s debut as a film director and producer. As an accomplished Mohiniyattam artiste she choreographed and brought to life on stage an enchanting poem (Nilima) by late V. Madhavan Nair “Mali” (author of over 50 books and the classic Kathakali, Karnasapatham). Converting Nilima into a film was the logical and indeed, natural, extension of its ethereal beauty. The short film, Nilima- beyond the blue…an exploration, is a profound and sublime travel of spiritual ideals through the dance style of Mohiniyattam.
DANCE, FILM & DISCUSSION
Mohiniyattam recital by Ayswaria Wariar
Screening of Nilima: Beyond the Blue…An Exploration
Dir: Ayswaria Wariar
Followed by discussion on the Convergence of Film & Mohiniyattam.
This classical dance film is a tribute to poet, writer and musicologist V. Madhavan Nair, "Mali".
Date: 13th December 2017
Venue: Stein Auditorium, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. All are welcome.