Lasya Kavya The World of Alarmel Valli
Free after museum admission
A Film by Sankalp Meshram
This National award winning film by director Sankalp Meshram attempts to portray the freshness, dynamism, and contemporary quality of a classical dance form like Bharatanatyam. It explores the artistic and aesthetic world of Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Alarmel Valli. Internationally acclaimed for her distinctive dance style, Alarmel Valli described as “classical and yet contemporary, precise and poetic”, is a Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee conferred by the President of India. She is also a recipient of the Chevalier of Arts & Letters award from the Government of France, and the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademy award in India.
This program is co-sponsored by SACHI and the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco