NCPA Mudra Dance Festival, 2018 - Presentations by Astad Deboo, Sanddhya Purechha, Uma Dogra and Lata Surendra
Contemporary dance by Astad Deboo and music by Mohi Baha'ud-din Dagar
The prominent element of music goes hand in hand with dance. Pioneer of contemporary dance in India, Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Astad Deboo will be collaborating with noted Rudra-veena player and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Mohi Baha'ud-din Dagar to discover this interconnection between contemporary dance and Indian classical music. This collaboration is a prelude to a larger production that would be premiered at the NCPA in late 2018 and is in association with the Astad Deboo Dance Foundation.
Bharatanatyam by Sanddhya Purechha and troupe
Director at Bharata College of Fine Arts and Culture, versatile Bharatanatyam danseuse Sanddhya Pureccha and her troupe will present The Speed. This piece has linked the element of dance to literature. The charis and the gatis taken from the Natyashastra and Abhinaya Darpana as seen in the sculptures and paintings of Gods and Goddess are together linked to dance in the medium of Shashtra and Sampradaya.
Kathak by Uma Dogra
Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Uma Dogra and troupe will present Beyond. Every created being beats with the oneness of the universes song, a reflection from within that manifests all around. The beauty from within draws from the many wonders of nature. The sights evoke a range of emotions, a spell of discovery, joy, desire and strength. As one binds with the environment, there comes a realisation of the eternal intertwining of life and death whereby life continues to pour into the permanence of death. There is a beauty to behold in finding the eternal truth.
Sethu - The bridging metaphor
Multi-dance Style Presentation, Conceptualized by Lata Surendra
Lata Surendra is a Bharatanatyam exponent and a recipient of the Kalashree' Puraskaram, by Kerala Sangeet Natak Academy. She has conceptualized Sethu which is a metaphor for the bridge that connects each of us to the flux of existence. We are part of a dynamic, mutually interconnected whole in which the visible and the invisible worlds go hand in hand. To be visible we need to exist in duality as we are matter and spirit, man and woman, surfing through the poetry of stillness and movement, sound and silence with the body and soul. Having journeyed inside-out we become a bridge - a living metaphor defining the pulsating synergies of interconnectedness in an existence flowing out from us as an absolute benediction.
LATE ENTRY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.
Artists: Astad Deboo, Mohi Baha'ud-din Dagar (Music), Sanddhya Pureccha, Uma Dogra, Lata Surendra, Latasana Devi, Prateesha Suresh, Dr. Tina Tambe, Deep Mehta and Dancers of Deep Dance Academy, Sunil Sunkara and Mayur Vaidya.