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Crossing over to the Malayalee Culture

choregrapher, Montreal
Richard Tremblay is a choregrapher and lives in Montreal, Canada.
Photo credit : K. K.Gopalakrishnan.*
I am a dance artist, born and educated in North America. I was not exposed to Kerala and the Malayalee culture before I became an adult. In fact, I knew the culture through the art forms it has nurtured. One would assume that such a late exposure, which occurred after my early formative years, should prevent me from sharing with the Malayalees what they perceive as their “affective values”.

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* Pottan Theyyam, dance ritual performed in Northern Kerala, India.
(Dancer unknown.)

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