Time taken : ~10mins
In the Indian treatise Natyasastra, the sage Bharata coins a term to encapsulate that very particular experience – rasa. Performed by various traditional dance groups in South and Southeast Asia, this video introduces the concept of rasa using episodes from the Ramayana, a Hindu epic that has had lasting and pervasive influence on the cultural practices of this region.
A three-part series that introduces you to some broader concepts in dance to initiate your discovery of this genre.
Get up and move
A reimagined da:ns festival 2020 invites you to discover movement across diverging mediums – through your body and from your screen. Free your mind and explore dance in its varied forms and expressions with thought-provoking new works, illuminating conversations, introductory videos and more.