First time in Bharatanatyam portraying postpartum emotions through the lens of a new mother

First time in Bharatanatyam portraying postpartum emotions through the lens of a new mother

“Art is powerful and has no boundaries”. US-based Bharatanatyam dancer Aparna Satheesan to premiere a unique dance production “Amma - Journey of a new mother”, showing the postpartum emotional journey through the lens of a new mother. The promotional video was released on December 3rd which has already gained a lot of appreciation from dance critics. 

 

Aparna has proven herself with her unique dance productions through the famous IndianRaga platform, where she has choreographed and presented creative productions like Digital Diwali, iPad Mudra, Crown jathi mix and also traditional dances like Sri Vigna Rajam Bhaje, Alarulu Kuriyaga and many more. She has done many lead roles in several dance productions which includes Sri Rama in Sri Rama Charitham, Krishna at Eli Lilly Corporation Sangam event, featured dancer at Gregory Hancock Theatre, featured Mohiniyattom dancer at Global Rhythms by Oscar award winner Sri. A.R.Rahman, Indian Council of Cultural Relations [ICCR] and many more. 

 

Through “Amma” she is trying to spread awareness on postpartum depression and the emotional journey that mothers go through, and how family and society can support them in this journey. “When it comes to portraying motherhood, the most common theme that we choose in Bharatanatyam is Yasoda and Krishna. In Amma, I am trying to show the other phase of motherhood, portraying the emotional changes that a new mother goes through from the mother’s perspective”, says Aparna.

 

Aparna is an internationally renowned dancer who has won several national and international awards from prestigious organizations in India and USA for her notable work in the field of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi across the world. She has already proven to be a successful dancer across the globe. And now this innovative dance production has made her to have her imprint in the history of Bharatanatyam, and also to make a small change in the world through this awareness on Women’s mental health and support.

 

“Natyashastra”, the detailed treatise on Indian classical dance elaborates on the characteristics of a dancer which includes agility, beauty, grace, humility, intelligence, dedication and hard work. Aparna is a perfect embodiment of an ideal dancer.

 

The multi-talented artist is now all set to premiere “Amma”, Journey of a new mother on stage in January 2022.

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