Padmini Chettur

Padmini Chettur began her contemporary dance career in 1990 as a member of the troupe of Chandralekha—the radical Bharatanatyam modernist choreographer, whose own opus dealt with a rigorous deconstruction of the classical form. Over the past two decades, Chettur has defined her own choreographic idiom—minimalist, abstract and formal—stripping movement down to an essential, anatomical investigation, prioritizing a sense of tension over emotion. As her practice has extended into film and durational works, her work has been seen in visual art spaces including steirischer herbst (Graz), Kochi-Muziris Biennale (Cochin), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), Jejak-Tabi (Jogja), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Archive (Berlin), and hangar Bicocca (Milan).

Events and Residencies

Friday / November 3, 2023 at 6:00 pm

EMPAC Fall 2023

Shifting Center
November 3–18, 2023
Padmini Chettur & Maarten Visser, Guillermo Escalón & Igor de Gandarías, and Micah Silver
October 27–November 18, 2023

EMPAC Fall 2023