Kathak by Indrayanee Mukherjee & Akhila Nair
Mohiniattam by Mandakini Trivedi
Senior disciples of exponent Uma Dogra, Indrayanee Mukherjee and Akhila Nair will present Gantavya, which explores, through Kathak’s technique and abhinaya, the beauty of the journey that leads to the ultimate destination. Every step is a step closer to the sublime. A synthesis of experience and truth, culminating to a path beyond, towards the one and only destination.
Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Mandakini Trivedi has received her training in Mohiniattam under Dr. Kanak Rele at the Nalanda Nritya Maha Vidyalaya. She is the recipient of a Fellowship of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India for her research in Mohiniattam.
Divya Dampati’ – The Divine Couple. Kartikeya wonders on seeing Ardhanarishvara. ‘Oh, who is She, Oh who is He! What other third beyond beyond these can this object be?’
Essentially One, the Divine Couple become ‘two’, to manifest, to enjoy each others company; they even fight so as to move closer to each other!
Divya Dampati – presenting some vignettes from the Life of the Divine Couple.