Kinnari is a versatile artist who seamlessly navigates across various disciplines, including dance, artistry, curation, and innovation, adapting to the unique demands of each project at hand. Her passion lies in the realm of experimental, non-linguistic theatre forms rooted in ancient India. In her performances, she delves into enacting mythical narratives, a craft that demands the eloquence of silent communication through the eyes, facial expressions, and the entire body, accompanied by dynamic and dramatic music. Her art is a profound spectacle, with layers that can only be unravelled through years of practice, revealing hidden depths.
Kinnari's journey takes an intriguing turn as she ventures into the virtual world, seeking to transmute the ancient art form of Kathakali into digital realms inhabited by meticulously researched virtual characters inspired by mythology. Her quest to bring this classical art into a contemporary, technology-infused context drives her to collaborate with ImmexCity and harness the capabilities of motion capture technology. This combination allows her to not only preserve the essence of ancient art but also provides the flexibility to mould her creations to suit various characters, environments, and themes. Embracing cutting-edge technologies opens up novel avenues to share her art with a broader audience in ways that are both distinctive and enchanting. Kinnari's work pushes the boundaries of reality, dissolving the borders between worlds and ushering in a new era of artistic exploration.
Kinnari's immersive journey began with her participation in a six-week virtual world creation course hosted by ImmexCity, complemented by a motion capture workshop. These experiences equipped her with the fundamental skills and knowledge she needed to breathe life into her artistic visions. Kinnari reflects, saying:
"I gained a foundational understanding of how to create virtual worlds through attending the 6 week ImmexCity course. This knowledge was perfect for me, as it empowered me to take creative control into my own hands. ImmexCity bridged the gap in my understanding. Motion capture serves as the conduit connecting my abilities as a dancer with the virtual worlds I create. It's a fusion of the physical and the digital, unlocking new ways of artistic expression."
Video credits to https://www.kinnarisaraiya.com/