我是在2009年获得了奖学金Finzi的，并在印度南部城市金奈花了六个星期发生在卡纳提克演艺一个令人振奋的浸泡。 Each day began with a flute lesson from acclaimed musician K. Bhasakaran where I gradually found my way around the varisas and gitas of Carnatic music, followed by a three-hour dance class with Kanchana Janardhanan, learning the postures, gestures and vigorous foot-stamps of Bharatanatyam. Evenings were spent soaking my ruined calf muscles in a bucket of hot water while attempting to memorise the music and movements for the next day’s classes. In between I developed an intense masala dosa habit and was guided through Chennai’s extraordinary concerts scene by an elderly Indian astro-physicist.
由于返回英国，我已经欣喜地发现新的机遇，继续探索这个卓越的性能传统，对我的一些合作项目接受的培训借鉴。 Working alongside cellist Sophie Rivlin I’ve choreographed two dance pieces that draw on Bharatanatyam for London Open House Day and the Clapham Chamber Concerts series. As a musician, I am currently working as a composer and flautist with dancer Ash Mukherjee and director Yana Zarifi-Sistovari on a South Indian interpretation of Euripides’ Medea to be performed at the Central School of Speech and Drama. I hope soon to be able to return to Tamil Nadu.