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Bhumi by Avijit Das and
Putanaa by Swarada Bhave & Eesha Pinglay

Avijit Das was initiated into classical dance at the age of five under the guidance of Sanaka Biswas of Santiniketan in West Bengal. With a keen interest in Kuchipudi, he joined the Kuchipudi Art Academy founded by the legendary Vempati Chinna Satyam. He also learned from several senior disciples of Satyam. Within the short span of a decade, he established himself as a young Kuchipudi dancer of international repute. He has founded the KimAham School of Dance in Bengaluru for the promotion of classical dance. Das is the recipient of the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar by the Sangeet Natak Akademi for his contribution to Kuchipudi. With immense conviction in modern interpretations of classical dance, he challenges his audience to rejuvenate their sense of aesthetics.


Putanaa – Appearances can be deceptive…
The quality of life lies in what is presented on the surface and what stirs within. The masks of faces, behaviours and emotions that we wear are a mere reflection of what we wish to present. But there is always more than what meets the eye. The storms raging within us are covertly silenced by our external appearances. The dualism of one such mythological character comes to light in this production. She was highly possessed by a strong but wrong intention to kill the Lord, but with the strength of her pure and genuine feelings, she attains moksha. She searches for who she is, while unfolding and undoing the many dark layers of her conflict, her dwandwa.

Concept: Swarada Bhave
Choreography: Swarada Bhave & Eesha Pinglay


Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm.

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