Footpaths Unwalkable? Try Bharatnatyam like these Bangaloreans

Footpaths Unwalkable? Try Bharatnatyam like these Bangaloreans

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What did these Bengaluru residents do when the encroachments and potholes in their once leafy colony made stepping out of the house almost impossible? Tari-Ki-Ka-Ta- Jum...they did footpath Bharatnatyam . The residents of Malleswaram decided to tell their story with a Bharatnatyam satire called #Footpathbeku- and now everyone is paying attention.

You can’t really be social in this city with Bangalore’s traffic and the road situation, so I started Malleswaram Social so we can get to know each other and do something. But people are tired of only hearing about problems so we got their attention with a video satire. And I can’t believe the response.”
Suchitra Deep, Architect and Malleswaram Resident

Sriram Aravamudan, co producer and creative director says it was wonderful to see professional dancers literally take a leap of faith with the idea of doing Bharatnatyam on the unwalkable footpaths!

Dancers Preeti Sunderajan and Sowmya Tanthri do a choreographed a leap over debri
Dancers Preeti Sunderajan and Sowmya Tanthri do a choreographed a leap over debri
Sriram Aravamudan
Behind the scenes at  #Footpathbeku which means we want a Footpath in Kannada
Behind the scenes at  #Footpathbeku which means we want a Footpath in Kannada
Suchitra Deep

“No seniors or younger people walk on the footpaths. They walk on the road. There are no walkable footpaths. Its not the municipality alone, each of us is responsible for the way we misuse, encroach and damage the footpaths by parking our cars there, dumping our construction debri.” Adds Suchitra Deep who founded Malleswaram Social

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