Bhoomika Creative Dance Centre, Delhi, in association with Sloka - The Hyderabad Waldorf School, is presenting a dance ballet Jatakmala, on 26th January, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. Juliet Wurr (Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate, Hyderabad) will be the Chief Guest.
10 dancers from Bhoomika will take part in this ballet - Sumit Roy, Mukesh Sharma, Mudra Sharma, Neha Gupta, Anita Kumari, Pratima Dhankar, Rajdev Kumar Pandit, Deep Kumar Dasgupta, Sharmila Pandey and Vijesh Kumar Sharma. The choreography, design and music is by Bharat Sharma, and the lighting is by Murli Basu.
The troupe will present the dance ballet in 3 parts, as below:
Jatakmala - an artistic impression of readings of the Jataka Tales of the Buddhists.
The original tales (numbering over 540) touch upon a range of issues of its times - ecology, animal world, human relations and wisdom stories. The choreography of this piece will depict specific stories, images and impressions of reading these tales, and elucidates their underlying meaning to several common ideas that run through the narrative.
Rangavali - This part has a nationalist element in its depiction. Dancers represent the 3 colors of the Indian national flag and the 'Chakra'. The artistic interpretation is woven through individual and group movements, and celebrates the national flag as a symbol of our solidarity as Indians.
Abstract Dance - This piece is a dance of joy and exuberance.
Bhoomika Creative Dance Centre is a national performing arts organization that started over 3 and a half decades ago, and has been in the field of infusing a new spirit in Indian dance. Founded by choreographer and dancer Narendra Sharma, Bhoomika’s repertory has modern dances, ballets and dance-dramas of Sharma, along with fresh works of younger choreographers including Bharat Sharma and Tripura Kashyap.
The current Director of Bhoomika, Bharat Sharma, has training in technique and choreography that extends to Mayurbhanj Chhau, Kathakali, Modern Dance and Jazz. Over the years, Bhoomika has given performances at major venues in India, Germany, Russia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Thailand, Japan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. In addition, Bhoomika has taken part in major events like the opening & closing ceremonies of the Asian Games at New Delhi (1982), and the closing ceremony of the Festival Of India in Moscow (1988).
Tickets for the event are priced at Rs. 150, Rs. 300 and Rs. 500 per head. They are available at Sloka – The Hyderabad Waldorf School (Rd No 25, Jubilee Hills), Dollar Tree / Gift Planet (Road No 2, Banjara Hills).
Please contact Sunita at 99490-56872 or Sreelata at 99596-99985 or Lisa at 97043-17778 for further details.