When traditional dance meets quantum physics | Santha Bhaskar | TEDxSingapore

Indian Dance Pioneer Santha Bhaskar shares the possibilities of choreography. She has incorporated elements of cultural dance, literature, even mathematics, and physics into her work. Performances can be given a contemporary twist and take on a modern-day topic such as quantum physics. It is her strong belief that traditional dance teachings by Bharatha Muni are still of great importance and relevance in this day and age, as their fundamental nature help teach, inspire, and refocus the mindset of modern-day choreographers with its limitless potential. Today, Santha, who received the Singapore Cultural Medallion in 1990 for her contributions to dance, refuses to stop teaching and is still the artistic director of the company, Bhaskar’s Arts Academy (BAA). TEDxSingapore’s passion is to inspire people to learn, engage in close conversations and share ideas from Singapore with the world. www.tedxsingapore.sg Well versed in the art of Bharatanatyam dance, Santha Bhaskar is one of the artists who introduced the art to the rest of the world. The choreographer of musical numbers 28, she has incorporated elements of foreign dance, literature and even physics into her work. It is her strong belief that “Natyashastra” and other teachings by Bharatha Muni are still of great importance and relevance in this day and age, as their fundamental nature has something to help teach, inspire and refocus the mindset of modern day choreographers with it’s limitless potential. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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