Production 2009 (Telepresence) video excerpts

As part of the Festival La Novela K. Danse presents the Danse e-Toile project: Nataraja and the Cosmos, 17 Octobre 2009

Celebrating International Year of Astronomy 2009

Indo-French internet-streamed performance and event

Press clip from daily national Hindu 13/12/2009

Photo animation

An art-science collaboration between Sharada Srinivasan (Bharata Natyam dancer and Associate Professor, NIAS, Bangalore, India) and the team of K. Danse, France of Jean-Marc Matos and Anne Holst) on the crossed theme: mythology of the body/mythology of stars.

The event, taking place October 17 at the Cité de l’Espace, Toulouse from 2 :30 pm until 5 :00 pm, offers: 1/ a related photo, video and musical exhibition, 2/ an internet-streamed simultaneous east-west dance fusion performance across the venues of Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) (CREST), Hoskote, and Cité De L’Espace, Toulouse by Sharada Srinivasan and Anusha Emrith, 3/ discussions between Indian and French astrophysicists, also in relation to Prof. Sharada Srinivasan’s researches linking the Nataraja imagery to stellar observations and also connections between astronomical traditions in the Orient and West including India and Egypt.



– 2.30-3.30 pm French time; and 20 minutes online webcast: (6 pm onwards Indian time)

Thematic Photo-exhibition at Cité De L’Espace, Toulouse by Sharada Srinivasan

(artistic, archaeometallurgical & archaeoastronomical insights on Nataraja) and films by Jean-Marc Matos

– 3.30-4.30 pm French time/7-8 pm Indian Time: ‘Danse e-Toile’ dance performance

– 4.30-5.00 pm French time/8-8.30 pm Indian time:

Online exchange between Indian & French scholars & astrophysicists

Artistic and scientific team

Artistic collaboration: Sharada Srinivasan, Anne Holst, Jean-Marc Matos

Dance: Anusha Emrith (France and Reunion-based contemporary dancer), Sharada Srinivasan (Bangalore-based archaeological scientist and Bharata Natyam dancer)

Music: David Fieffé; Bharata Natyam ensemble music led by late Guru Narmada & Srivatsa

Special live-streamed veena prelude by Geeta Navale; mridangam inputs by Gurumurthy

Invited scientist: Karine Guadré, « Docteur » in Astronomy, University of Toulouse

Supporting Agencies

In France: Festival La Novela (City of Toulouse), CulturesFrance (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Cité de L’Espace (Toulouse), Observatoire de Midi-Pyrénées (University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III), Théâtre Marcel Pagnol (Villeneuve-Tolosane),

x-réseau/Théâtre Paris-Villette, technological partner

In India: Alliance Française de Bangalore, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore,

Microsoft, Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd, JSW Foundation, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, ISRO

Production et technical team: Rakesh Mannar, Sanjiv Gorkha, Rekesh Mohan, Digvijay Mallah

photos credits: Digvijay Mallah, K. Danse, Cité de l’Espace (Sandra Henry-Baudot)

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