From Cosmic Dance to Climate Change
A performance by Revanta Sarabhai
Revanta’s contemporary approach to the traditional pandanallur-style margam breathes fresh life into an ancient tradition. Telling stories of long-distance relationships, the environment and its destruction, and globalisation through Bharatanatyam, the artist shares his creative journey while showcasing some of his newest work that has enthralled audiences in India and abroad.
Revanta Sarabhai is a dancer, choreographer and actor from Ahmedabad and forms the third generation of the legendary dancer family after his grandmother Mrinalini Sarabhai and mother Mallika Sarabhai, both world renowned artistes. Having made his solo classical-dance debut at age 8, Revanta’s work has been showcased at prestigious festivals and venues across India, Europe, UK and USA. Combining his classical dance training with a contemporary practice, Revanta creates cutting-edge work that is honest, immersive, and relevant to the society and times we live in. Revanta made his film debut in 2017 and has played the lead in four Gujarati feature films and hosted a popular dance reality show on television. He is also an experienced workshop trainer specialising in using aspects of movement and theatre for training corporate employees and people from fields other than the arts to develop right-brain capacity and creativity.