Experiencing Interruptions?

The Mirage of Inadequacy

The premise involves a dance artist’s creative conflict in order to climb the ladder of perfection. The process is not done willingly, but with a pressure inflicted upon oneself to constantly be recognized and valued for one’s art. There is a tendency to become vulnerable day by day to outdo and outgrow from the narratives of artistic qualities, more deliberately. A battle with oneself, carrying the experiences, remembering to consciously focus on progress. The artist hits a saturation from only trying to focus on progress because performance is a moving average and the cycle of efforts not transforming into a part of one’s visible potential. The nuances are discovered through learning and unlearning. There is responsibility of movement, but the objective should be about experiencing joy instead of defining oneself through someone else’s narratives of what defines dance. There is unrest, but this unrest is growth by itself. There is no need to put a time stamp because this moment is unique, it’s a gift to oneself in space and time.

  • Kaushikk Ravikumar
  • Rakshita Raghunathan
  • Rakshita Raghunathan
  • Kiran Kashyap R
  • Viishwajay G N
  • Rakshita Raghunathan
    Key Cast
    "Dance Artist"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2021
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital,35mm,Black & White
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    Black & White
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Director Biography - Rakshita Raghunathan

Rakshita Raghunathan is new to direction and "The Mirage of Inadequacy" is her debut in Experimental Art Film Making. She is Classical Performing Artist and a Dance Educator based at India. She is trained in the dance form of Bharathanatyam, which is one of the oldest most indigenous art in India. Born in 1996, Rakshita has had her primary career in Civil Engineering as well, she is also a qualified postgraduate in Structural Engineering. Having nearly 18+ years of experience in the art form of Bharathanatyam, she has performed across the Indian Country and is actively teaching through her initiative "Samridhi"(www.samridhidance.com) for students from across the globe. Her YouTube Channel has over 48K+ Subscribers to her credit and is ranked 25,186th in Education Category worldwide. Her initiative also has the has the honour of being recognized as a channel of immense value by Google India for their project on creating a platform for Endemic Creators and the Growth of Classical arts on YouTube.

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Director Statement

"This is one of the attempts to include moments from my personal journey as a dancer- the internal conflict of progress and creating quality art incorporated into this short experimental film"