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Breaking the Art-Science Divide


Sharada Srinivasan

"My Ph.D. work . . . was a deliberate move to explore the common ground between art and science; and dance too," says dancer and scientist Dr. Sharada Srinivasan.

Credit: The Hindu

Art and science have always been considered disparate entities. Very different fields operating on distinctly different parameters. However, acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer and award-winning art historian, archaeo-metallurgist and scientist Dr. Sharada Srinivasan has proved that the twain does meet. An IIT graduate with a doctorate from University College, London and now Associate Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, Sharada has been breaking art-science boundaries to show that there is art in science and vice-versa. She successfully uses dance to respond to academic insights and as a bridge between scientific scholarship and art.

Her most recent success showcases a lyrical synthesis of art, science and advanced technology.

From The Hindu
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