The shores of the Kozhikode beach witnessed an engaging discussion yesterday on 'Trans-Disciplinary Explorations in Perfoming Arts' between Monica de la Fuente and Jayachandran Palazhi. Guillerno Rodriguez was the moderator of the session and he who set the tone for the discussion by asking the panel to express their views on cotemporary art forms.
Jayachandran Palazhi, founder and artistic Director of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, spoke about his commitment towards extending the reach of Contemporary Movement Arts. He described his new project which aims the effective utilisation of digital technology in dance. He fondly recollected his experiences with prominent Kathakali artist, Ramankutty Nair where the latter went into a state of complete oblivion.
Monica de la Fuente, an officially recognised Bharatnatyam artist based in Spain opined that artists are creators who create words with their body.She spoke about Flamenco, an art form based on folkloric music of Southern Spain. She was vociferous about Gurushishya Parampara and recounted her memories with her gurus of Bharathanatyam and Kathakali.
It was followed by a lively interactive session where the audience raised questions on the social accountability of art.