Mythili Prakash

At outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage: Jul 21

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Mythili Prakash
July 21, 2023

A second-generation Indian and American artist, Prakash is one of the most celebrated and respected young Bharatanatyam dancer/choreographers today. At the Pillow this summer, Prakash along with her cast of female musicians will perform She’s Auspicious, a work she developed at the Pillow Lab in 2022. She’s Auspicious blurs the lines between Goddess and Woman to examine the paradox of femininity. The piece references mythological and cultural practices surrounding the Goddess as well as societal expectations of femininity. In this piece, Prakash re-examines her femininity and the way she performs it in her various identities as a woman, a mother, and a classical Indian dancer. Prakash was most recently seen onstage at Jacob’s Pillow in her work AR | DHA, commissioned by the Pillow and presented as part of America(na) to Me, which premiered at the Pillow in June 2022.

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The presentation of Mythili Prakash was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.

The presentation of Mythili Prakash was made possible in part by YoungArts, The National Foundation for the Advancement of Artists.



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