The Unseen Sequence, with Malavika Sarukkai
The Unseen Sequence
Running Time: 98 min.
Director: Sumantra Ghosal
An evening celebrating dance, nature, and spirituality. Malavika Sarukkai will begin with two short dance excerpts that connect us to the environment, in homage to the People's Climate Change March taking place on the same day. This will be followed by a film screening of The Unseen Sequence, followed by a panel discussion with Malavika Sarukkai and film director Sumantra Ghosal.
The Unseen Sequence is a film that explores India's classical dance tradition through one dedicated disciple. Malavika Sarukkai, whose form is rooted in tradition but imbued with a uniquely contemporary sensibility, and turns each performance into a revelatory new experience. As a superb interpreter of Bharatanatyam's rhythmic and expressive aspects, she is the perfect guide for this investigation of an ancient art that has evolved from temple dance to court entertainment to a new, more universal model. Beautifully shot in temples and sacred sites, the film blends interviews, historic footage, and performance to create a truly mind enhancing experience.