An NCPA Presentation
Svakranti by Mallika Sarabhai & Troupe Anekanta by Geeta Chandran & Natya Vriksha Dance Company
(approx. 120 mins)
In this intensely personal performance Mallika Sarabhai uses multimedia, theatre, music and dance to trace the journey of women seekers of truth and to contextualise them in the world today. In an imagined conversation with Mahatma Gandhi, Mallika Sarabhai traverses the lives of women who have struggled non-violently with truth through the ages, questioning the relevance of this path today.
Concept, Script, Direction, Choreography and Performance: Mallika Sarabhai
Rooted in the Jaina Philosophy, Anekanta recognises that there are multiple realities to every issue. Anekanta celebrates acceptance of multiple truths, embracing diversity and of universal acceptance, portrayed through Bharatanatyam group choreographies by Padma Shri Geeta Chandran and her Natya Vriksha Dance Company. The production has been created using the traditional compositions from the repertoire of classical music and dance, skilfully woven together to represent the philosophy of Anekanta through conceptual and body movements. Each choreography translates the expression of how there can be multiple interpretations of the universal truth by incorporating multiplicity, conflicts between the real and imagined, celebrating opposites, experiencing differences and unity through aural processes and celebrating the coexistence of multiple realities and approaches.
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