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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    11 May 2023 | 6:30 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs. 270 & 180/-
  • Non Member Price
    Rs. 300 & 200/-
  • Duration
    Approx. 120 mins

Event Details

An NCPA Presentation

Petal Stories by dance ensembles Kaishiki Dance Academy & Drutam Dance Ideas Lab

Inspired by the beautiful flowers which surround us; this show takes us into the inner world of five different flowers and the stories that define them. These are stories inspired by Indian mythology, folklore and the poetry of great mings like Rabindranath Tagore and Kahlil Gibran. Each flower has its own significance and a special message and when captured through dance, poetry and music, each comes alive to inspire us and create magic.

Petal Stories, a beautifully choreographed spectacle, is conceptualised, directed and produced as a collaborative venture between Indian classical danseuses Daksha Mashruwala and Anusree Bonnerjee coming together with scriptwriter Sudipta Dhruva and music composer Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli.


Why Roses are Red? by Sandip Soparrkar & group

This story of hope, faith and triumph inspired by Greek mythology features Venus (Goddess of Beauty and Prosperity) and Adonis (God of Desire and Strength). Will Evil God of Death and Destruction) win over Venus and Adonis or will true love and the power of a woman win over all? Find out what happens in this Latin dance-drama, Why Roses are Red?

Sandip Soparrkar is an Indian Latin and ballroom dancer, Bollywood choreographer, actor, columnist, dance reality show judge, radio jockey and TEDx speaker. He has been honoured with three National Excellence Awards and one National Achievement Award by the Government of India.  He is also the recipient of the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for Social Achievement. Supriya Shah and Mansi Desai are the founders and co-owners of Manch Studios, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. They are one of the first people to introduce Latin and ballroom dance culture in Gujarat. They have performed and choreographed for many international and national shows.

Written by Sandip Soparrkar
Directed by Subhash Dhang
Dancers: Manch, Sandip Soparrkar’s Ballroom Studio (SSBS) & Young Talent Association (YTA studios)


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