International artist Hemabharathy Palani (India) presents her acclaimed short dance work Trikonaga. Trikonanga explores three essential dimensions that signify Hemabharathy’s unique movement language and approach to dance. The piece combines distinct physical ties of three dance forms – Bharatanatyam, contemporary and ballet, traversing various emotional states.
Hemabharathy Palani is an award-winning danseuse, working as the rehearsal director of Attakkalari Repertory Company. She has trained in Kuchipudi under Gurus Vyjayanthi Kashi and Sunanda Devi, and in Bharatanyam under Guru Minal Prabhu. She has also trained in the contemporary form of dance, kalaripayattu, yoga, and capoeira at Attakalari.
While she may have carved a name for herself in the contemporary form of dance, she constantly strives to keep the classical dance forms alive through her performances in Kuchipudi, across India and abroad, and the Bharatanatyam classes she conducts at Attakalari Centre for Movement Arts. She has also worked as an assistant choreographer for various South Indian films, and also for the small screen.
Image credit: Hemabharathy Palani – Facets. Photo courtesy of artist.