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Directed by Sankalp Meshram

2012 in English and Tamil with English subtitles


77 minutes



LĀSYA KĀVYA: The World of Alarmél Valli

Alarmél Valli is one of India’s most iconic dancers and choreographers. Internationally acclaimed for her distinctive dance style—classical yet contemporary, precise yet poetic—Valli has performed in major festivals and theaters worldwide.

The new documentary LĀSYA KĀVYA: The World of Alarmél Valli features footage of Valli’s graceful gestures, complemented by insights from experts on Indian dance who illuminate the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual contexts within the performances. LĀSYA KĀVYA won India’s 2012 national award for best film on art and culture.

Meet Alarmél Valli when she visits the MFAH on November 14 to introduce the screening and participate in a Q&A afterward.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; the National Film Preservation Foundation; Franci and Jim Crane; James V. Derrick; Ms. Melanie Gray and Mr. Mark Wawro; and Lynn S. Wyatt.