Padmini Chettur began her contemporary dance career in 1990 as a member of the troupe of Chandralekha – the radical Bharatanatyam modernist choreographer whose opus dealt primarily with deconstructing the form. Breaking away from Chandralekha’s work in 2001, Padmini Chettur formed a practice that shifted the choreographic tradition to a minimalistic language and visually translated philosophical concepts of time and space as they relate to contemporary experience. From Wings and Masks (1993) to date, throughout her oeuvre there is a deliberate concern with constantly refining form. Her work, highly abstract in nature, is rooted in the cultural fabric of the uniquely engaged dance community of East Indian Chennai.
As of September 2020