#OurVarnam is a creative project gathering the Varnams of dancers across the UK into a curated online gallery. It aims to connect dancers of all forms but especially Bharatanatyam with each other and a wider audience.
The inspiration for this project is Divya Kasturi Company’s latest work, To Varnam…With Love, a story of love, devotion and commitment; to a god, to a myth, to a way of moving and being.
#OurVarnam will be a beautiful, heart-warming gallery of youthful talent and will encourage wider audiences to connect with our To Varnam…With Love performance.
The videos and images below give a rough example of how the gallery would work - a range of videos from different dancers laid out gallery style for the viewer to pick and choose from.
We need support to get this vision off the ground and to become a beautiful reality! Please take a look at our kickstarter campaign to see if you can contribute anything from £5 or more to help young dancers have their talent seen by the world!
'How to' videos to give you the skills and know-how to record a beautiful varnam video, presented by Divya Kasturi
Why are we doing this project?
To celebrate the Varnam as a unique expression of each dancer to their craft
To raise profile and connect new audiences to Divya Kasturi Company and To Varnam…With Love
To create a legacy for the performance in an online archive of Varnams
To create an authentic online project at a time of limited live experience
Connect new audiences to Bharatanatyam
To connect with new partners and dancers
If you are interested in taking part or are work at an organisation or venue that would like to partner on this please contact firstname.lastname@example.org