Shantala Shivalingappa was born in India and raised in Paris. She dances classical Indian dance in the Kuchipudi style.
Shivalingappa is a magical dancer; she’s performed in western works as well with Pina Bausch’s company. She’s able to hold a stage with the blissful flirtation of Indian dancers, with their stares that are at once piercing and unfocused. Who are they flirting with? Is it the audience or the gods?
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