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  • Venue
    Dilip Piramal Art Gallery
  • Date Time
    26 April 2024 | 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    26 April 2024 | 10:00 am-1:00 pm
    28 April 2024 | 11:00 am-4:00 pm
    29 April 2024 | 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • Member Price
    Rs.1770 & 1500/- (Inclusive of GST)
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.1770 & 1500/- (Inclusive of GST)

Event Details

Workshop on ‘Aharya & Natyashastra’ by Piyal Bhattacharya
Dilip Piramal Art Gallery

Friday, 26th – 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm & Saturday, 27th – 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

In this workshop, Piyal Bhattacharya will share deep insights into the long-lost performance tradition of Bharata’s Natyashastra. Participants will learn more about the practical reconstruction of dance and music tradition of that period with an emphasis on aharya.

Registration fees: Rs. 1,770/- (inclusive of GST). For further details on the workshops, please call: 8879114939 / 8879313834 or email:,


Workshop on ‘To stitch or knot – a dialogue between fabric and form’ by Sandhya Raman
Dilip Piramal Art Gallery

Sunday 28th – 11.00 am to 4.00 pm

Sandhya Raman, an alumna of the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad with a Master’s in Apparel and Textile Design, has had a versatile career spanning 25 years. She is the cofounder of Desmania, a leading design consultancy firm. She also serves as a strategic design consultant for Arunachal Pradesh State Weavers Coop. Federation (AWFED). She is actively involved in training, developing, designing and upgrading the skills of artisans, thus enabling them to have a wider reach across urban markets. Over the years, her work with costuming for classical dancers, understanding dance forms and resolving ergonomic issues related to dance costumes has created a new language in the field. She has worked closely with several dance companies such as Battery Dance (New York), Natya Dance Theatre (Chicago), Bharatkala Natya Academy (Atlanta) and Sampradaya Dance Creations (Canada), amongst many others. The Government of India has conferred on Raman the Stree Shakti Puraskar for her contribution to empowering women, craftsmen and artisans. Raman’s exhibition will showcase her extensive research in the field of Indian textiles and weaves used in classical Indian dances. On the last day of the exhibition, there will be a workshop on costume design. It will delve into the various motifs and patterns used in jewellery and textiles that have been adapted over the ages and influenced the world of art. Participants will learn how to use patterns and drapes to create distinct costumes, stylish ways of draping a saree along with some design and styling tips.

Registration fees: Rs. 1,770/- (inclusive of GST). For further details on the workshops, please call: 8879114939 / 8879313834 or email:,


Workshop on ‘Soundarya – make up and more’ by Sujata Mohapatra
Monday, 29th – 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Workshop on ‘Reimagining Dance Costumes’ by Aditi Mangaldas
Monday, 29th – 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Dilip Piramal Art Gallery

An Odissi dancer par excellence, Sujata Mohapatra has a compelling stage presence, having mastered the technique and subtle proportions of the Odissi form. Participants in this workshop will be enriched by Mohapatra’s vast repertoire of Odissi. She will delve into one of the key aspects of aharya—the art of make-up in dance and bringing to life various characters onstage. Renowned choreographer, performer and artiste Aditi Mangaldas is known as much for her mesmerising recitals as for her innovation and introduction of newer perspectives into the vocabulary of the traditional Kathak repertoire. In this workshop, Mangaldas will explore the most integral aspect of aharya—costumes—and how one can experiment with it to enhance choreography and storytelling whilst maintaining tradition.

Registration fees includes both workshops: Rs. 1,500/- (inclusive of GST). For further details on the workshops, please call: 8879114939 / 8879313834 or email:,

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