Notes to Myself is one of MOPA’s flagship projects – a series of interactive, expository documentaries that deconstructs the lives and creative processes of some of the most impactful professionals and organisations associated with South India’s performing arts.

Done in a let-your-hair-down and from-the-heart way, these offer an honest, moving and at times funny and charmingly unguarded look at the lives of these artistes.

Episode 1 of this series features Leela Samson.

Leela Samson is among India’s most lauded Bharatanatyam dancers. Over the years, her style has metamorphosed from the best of her alma mater Kalakshetra, into a unique and exquisite expression all her own – unostentatious, serene, graceful and marked by impeccable technique and precision. In short, her dance is a perfect extension of her personality.

Leela is a multi-faceted personality with an immense contribution to the performing arts of India. She is a teacher, choreographer, actor and author, and has served as Chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Director of Kalakshetra and Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification.