Bangalore International Centre had arranged the screening of the documentary film “The Unseen Sequence” directed byMr. SumantraGhosal, about Ms. MalavikaSarukkai and her achievements in the field of dance. The film was screened at BIC on Friday, 10th January, 2014 at 6 PM when both Mr. Ghosal and Ms. MalavikaSarukkai were present.
The film depicts MalavikaSarukkai - an artist rooted in tradition but with a uniquely contemporary sensibility - one of India's most profound classical arts, Bharatanatyam, is being re-interpreted, renewed, invigorated. The film is not simply about MalavikaSarukkai; it deliberates the valuable connections and departures that the artist makes from a hallowed and, often, unforgiving tradition. Today, even as she impresses her footprint on the world stage as a celebrated Bharatanatyam dancer, Malavika finds herself making increasingly personal choices about how she wishes to lead that life. It is this co-existence of consummate expression with a deeper, spiritual quest that makes her dance so exciting.
A large, appreciative audience actively interacted with Mr. Ghosal and Ms. Sarukkai after the screening was over.