Through Fish Eyes A unique performance that utilizes Bharata Natyam to create awareness and evoke empathy in audiences about the dwindling marine ecosystems. The creatures of the ocean come to life as protagonists, telling their tale of a future world ravaged by humanity. They reminisce about the once abundant and thriving ocean, and its interactions with humans. But even water, which is selfless and ever-giving has not been spared from the meddling of humankind. Humanity is the hand that has destroyed, but can it now be the hand of change, or is it too late?
5-7 dancers Running time: 75 min Live or recorded music
Amba Shikandi: A Journey of Courage Inspired by the great epic, "Mahabharata", this work narrates the story of Amba. She goes to great lengths to avenge herself in her quest to destroy the indestructible Bhishma, after she is ostracized due to unfair circumstances. Amba is ever evolving, ever transforming — as are we. No matter what adversity she faces in life, her inner resilience shines through, breaking boundaries and carrying her forward. 4-5 dancers Running time: 85 min Live or recorded music
Festival of Solos Using the codified format of the 19th century Tanjavur Quartet, Margam: The Path unfolds the traditional Bharatanatyam repertoire. The most popularly practiced format today, the margam pays homage to the tradition of the solo repertoire as well as its adaptability to group work that this dance has evolved to in this modern day. 1-5 dancers Running time: 85 min Live or recorded music
Prakriti: The Faces of Goddess Earth
Prakriti: The Faces of Goddess Earth visualizes the cycle of creation to liberation. The cosmic mother is the womb, Garbhini, from which the entire universe & earth are born as the basis for all life. Thus, as the earth goddess, she breathes life into all creatures on earth. She is the essence of the five elemental energies – fire, earth, air, water & space. Ultimately, she herself consumes all, reuniting the core of oneness. 3-5 dancers Running time: 85 min Live or recorded music
Photo Credits: Alex Aguilar, Madhavi Reddi, Surendra Prakash