RaadhaKalpa presents – An Evening of Performances
December 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ABHIMATA – “THE BELOVED” – by Rukmini Vijayakumar
Love, is the strongest human emotion. Joy,
sorrow, desire and longing are all born of love.
Love for the beloved is paralleled to the union
with the ‘supreme consciousness’. In love, we
give up the idea of ourselves and exist in
surrender to the one that we love. This idea
repeats in classical Indian dance in many ways
and forms where the longing for the beloved is
a representation of a longing to know The Self.
Abhimata explores the love in union and separation through the representations of various stories from the Bhagavatam, the Ramayana and the Puranas.
RaadhaKalpa Student Showcase in a Margam – by Asokavadhani . Vadhani, as she is fondly called at Raadhakalpa, has been a member of the company for several years now. The evening will present Vadhani in a solo choreographed by their Guru Rukmini Vijayakumar, in several pieces within the traditional format of a Margam, with a non-linear approach to space.
While retaining the traditional format, the idea of space, time and intent of character has motivated some explorations within the presentation. The margam will also explore how two bodies and personalities, express differently the same ideas of either longing for shiva in the varnam AdiShivane or krishna disbelief at the girl who rejected him. The nritta portions will weave through the space while retaining the structure of bharatanatyam
Performance by Akshata viswanath : Kum. Akshatha Viswanath, a student of class 4 has been learning Bharathanatyam in Upadhye School of Dance under the much proficient guidance of Shri. Parshwanath Upadhye, Smt. Shruthi Gopal and Shri Aditya PV. Each of her Gurus are experts in their own eminence and style and Akshatha is blissfully fortunate to be inspired by them, to say the least.
Akshatha completed her Arangetram / Rangapravesha recently.
She has been receiving many Accolades and Acknowledgements-of-Merit in the art form and has been performing in various dance festivals.
Limited Seats. Reserve now. (Razorpay transaction Fee of Rs.8/- will be added)
PLEASE NOTE: This will be a performance in an intimate space with a small crowd of not more than 90 people. Seating would be on mats spread on the floor and some chairs. There are only a few gallery seats available. Seating will be on first come first serve basis. Please arrive early so that you may get good seats. No flash photography or videography.