First presented at Rich Mix, Saturday 21 October 2017.
An evening exploring revolution in Indian mythology. Featuring classical dances from South India – Bharatanatyam and Mohiniattam – and the martial art Kalaripayattu.
Kavacham | Armour
Natyasri, led by Geetha Sridhar
A portrait in dance that crowns the warrior Boy-God Lord Muruga. A peaceful revolution against
repression of any kind, expressed through
Bharatanatyam and the nuances of Kalaripayattu, a martial art with origins in Kerala.
Vijayam | Victory
Upahaar Dance, led by Shalini Shivashankar
The concept of Victory is explored in the Rama Saptham – a unique work of the Mohiniattam
repertoire, telling the story of Lord Rama’s victory over the demon King Ravana. Upahaar Dance will conclude with a thillana, highlighting the soft gentle movements characteristic to Mohiniattam.
Performance Coordinator: Nina Head
Lighting: Jai Morjaria
Stage Manager: Beth Hoare Barnes
Images: Simon Richardson
From Upahaar Dance School: Shalini Shivashankar, Daniella Zak Varghese, Pallavi Anand, Anekha Pillai and Rani Shenoy.
From Natyasri: SaiSupriya Sreecumaar, Deepti Umashankar, Aditi Bhatt.