Where Verse Meets Dance: Mohiniyattam Danseuse Aiswarya Wariar's Talks About Her Dance Film Nilima
Every time Aiswarya Wariar choreographed something new for her stage performances, she was conscious of its transience. And each time she performed the expressions, the ambience, the response were all different. Now how does a dancer capture these transient moods, moments and immortalise them? It was this question that led Aiswarya to fuse the inherent strength of her dance, Mohiniyattam, and the immense possibilities of cinema to create what she says is ‘a first-of-its-kind dance film.’ Through V Madhavan Nair’s unpublished poem, Nilima, she attempts to tame those moments, those lines of movements, that would otherwise have gone either unnoticed or lost after a performance.
By Manali Nandy/Fitness/The Hindu