If you thought that giving messages was much simpler than taking them, check
these performances out. The only thing tougher than giving these messages this
way is perhaps taking them after the damage has been done, but for the audiences,
it is likely to be a delight to watch the creativity of 2 young dancers as they
talk in the way they are really good at.
N C Harini and Sharmista Chatterjee, both graduates of Rukmini Arandale's Kalakshetra, Chennai, passed out with degrees in Bharatanatyam, and started their own training institute called "Srishti" last year in Hyderabad. On the event of their institute's first anniversary, they, along with their students, are going to perform on 2 consecutive days, on different subjects each day. And both the days' programs carry messages.
A dance drama called "Quest For Freedom" will be presented on the first day. This performance deals with the evolution of the earth, man and woman, kingdoms, harmony, the British rule, slavery, rebellion, freedom and the current scenario. The message of this dance drama is "we can make this world a better place to live in". Around 10 artists will take part in this program.
"Asatoma Sadgamaya" is a dance drama that aims to explain human temptations leading to the dreaded AIDS, society's indifferent behavior towards the victims, the principles (sadbuddi) that should guide the victims and the victory over pains. The message is "how to behave with a diseased person by giving the fullest co-operation and helping him feel normal".
Both the days' programs are being presented in co-operation with the Andhra Pradesh AIDS Control Society.
Please contact N C Harini at 773-0132 for further details.