Ponni Arasu

Ponni Arasu hails from Chennai, India and now lives near the lagoon in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka. Her work, in different places within the nation states of India and Sri Lanka, is an interwoven practice of making art – primarily embodied performance; studying and teaching history; thinking through, critiquing and working with the law; and everyday groundedness in myriad movements at the margins of society. She speaks, reads, writes, dreams and thinks in Tamil, English and sometimes in Hindi. By ‘profession’ she is a historian, lawyer, theatre practitioner and a movement arts therapist in training.

AGITATE! Content by Ponni Arasu

‘If I Must Die’ by Refaat Alareer, with Translations

Dear Rohith…

Doing History Through Art: The Story of the Green Glasses

Doing History through Art: An Opening

Holding Movements, Agitating Epistemes: Introducing a Multipart Series on Remembering, Retelling, and Dreaming for Justice

“In the dark times, will there also be singing?”