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VIPLAV @ Rich Mix

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

£10 - £12
VIPLAV @ Rich Mix

VIPLAV

Moments of revolution in Classical Indian dance

Akademi presents Bharatanatyam and Mohiniattam, a rarely seen dance style from Kerala, in VIPLAV, an evening exploring the moments of revolution in Indian mythology.

The simplicity of Mohiniattam, Upahaar Dance (Shalini Shivashankar), will be complemented by the vivacity of Bharatanatyam performed by Natyasri (Geetha Sridhar).


The concept of Vijayam or Victory is emphasised through Lasya based movements and elaborate Abhinaya, characteristic to Mohiniattam. A revolutionary piece, Rama Saptham was resurrected by Late Kalamandalam Kalyanikuttyamma in late 1900s. Traditionally, Saptham was performed through the entire evening but Kalyanikuttyamma pursued the idea of including it into the modern repertoire whilst retaining some salient features. It tells the story of Lord Rama’s victory over the demon King Ravana from the famous epic Ramayana.

Kavacham or Armour is a portrait in dance that crowns the warrior Boy-god Lord Muruga. The poetic hymn urges the lord to design an armour to protect oneself from various predicaments of life, both mental and physical. Though this 16th century text is pertinent to a bygone era, its contemporaneousness enables it to be appropriated with the current issues be it human violence, epidemics, injustice or suffering.

Kavacham – a peaceful revolution against repression, expressed through the idiom of Bharatanatyam, and nuances of Kalaripayattu.

Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
£10 - £12
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/dance/viplav

Venue

Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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Phone:
020 7613 7498
Website:
http://www.richmix.org.uk/

Organizer

Akademi
Phone:
020 7691 3210
Website:
http://www.akademi.co.uk