Pritha: Movement Artist
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“The peace that I find when I am exploring movements moves me. The curiosity to explore and push the limits of my mental and physical abilities moves me. The will to connect with fellow artists and build a community moves me.”What Moves You? "The peace that I find when I am exploring movements moves me. The curiosity to explore and push the limits of my mental and physical abilities moves me…" – Pritha Click To Tweet
“I am a research scholar and performing artist from India. I have been training in various movement forms like Indian Classical and contemporary dances, martial arts, yoga, etc. over the course of the past 17 years. Apart from movement, I enjoy photography and film making as well. I am presently involved in community outreach through photography and filmmaking based on movement arts. I co-founded a movement community, Aramandi to Attitude, where we aim to break barriers between the conventionally labeled genres of arts and sciences through collaborative projects. We are also developing the ATA movement paradigm, a pedagogic research initiative which aims to help people incorporate movement art practices in their lifestyles. One of my goals is to integrate my interests in science, photography, filmmaking, and movement arts to create socially relevant art that provokes conversations about the societal impact of art and its significance. Apart from exploring movement styles for the joy of it, I strive to provide a voice to the unheard or otherwise understated aspects of life which have significant societal consequences.
I am interested in pursuing doctoral research in the fields of visual and performing arts. An area of my interest is to explore how the public perception of art and related expectations from it affects the evolution of art itself, especially in the context of different cultures and histories. In the future, I wish to focus on research to assess and reform pedagogical approaches in sciences and arts.”
Upcoming Events: Essence of Indian Classical
A series of workshops exploring the basics of Indian Classical Dances with a focus on Bharatanatyam. This series aims to teach basic classical movement vocabulary, storytelling techniques, and choreography.
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