Although we marvel at her flexibility, it's the stunning intensity & speed of Baras’ footwork that has us in thrall to its spell-binding impact... Continue Reading
'Choreogata' is Akademi's platform for new contemporary South Asian dance - an evening of new works by younger artists that allows for experimentation with classical form... Continue Reading
Her footwork is astonishing, not just in its supersonic speed but also her precision accents — she creates melody as well as rhythm.
At the performance I saw, Baras even gestured questioningly at the audience a couple of times, as if puzzled why she hadn’t just hit the spot – because there was nothing wrong with her performance. Indeed, there is nothing wrong with the parts of La Pepa; it…
A performer of understated magnetism, Baras works an audience as skilfully as she hitches her skirts and carves hypnotic circles in the air with her arms. She has that indefinable can’t-take-your-eyes-off-her quality.
Each act is worked like some marvel of Fabergé’s art, bejewelled form never losing sight of a larger scheme; Tchaikovsky makes miracles of melodic felicity; Petipa’s dance is of no less astonishing elegance.