Dramatic Tales Multi-dance presentation by Rasa United and Vanashree Rao Anantamanuraga Odissi by Debi Basu & Troupe
Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam and Chhau by Rasa United
Direction: Vanashree Rao
Odissi by Debi Basu and Troupe
Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee and Kuchipudi exponent Vanashree Rao, along with her troupe, will present four tales from Abhimanyu Vadh, a choreographic exploration in three classical dance styles that portrays the tragic episode of the death of young Abhimanyu in the chakravyuh; Tripurasurasamhara, in which the three sons of the demon Tarakasura pray to Brahma to grant them immortality; Jyotirling, a performance describing the 12 jyotirlings of Shiva; and Mahishasura Mardini, inspired by Pandit Jasraj's composition, conceptualised to celebrate and offer an ode to the supreme mother, Durga.