Arshiya Sethi

Poetic Quotient in the Performance Arts

In the long tradition of performing arts of India, the mother art form is believed to be poetics. It is from poetry that song, enactment, dance, and theater emanate, making the poetic impulse the epicenter of the integrative art of theater. Using examples from varied performance forms, and drawing on the language and process of Abhinaya, the enactment employing body, mind and soul, this talk advocates how the richness of the poetic quotient is directly proportionate to the persuasive power of Bhava, and the experience of Rasa.

Time: 90 minutes

AV Requirements:

  1. Laptop or Computer to play CD's
  2. LCD/DLP Projector
  3. Screen
  4. Microphone
  5. White Board, Markers and Duster
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