Double Bill: Sandhya & Sangachhadhwam
International Dance Festival of Birmingham
19 May in the Main House @ 7:30pm
Anticipated running time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
Sandhya showcases the intricacies and spirituality of Bharatanatyam dance with spellbinding duo Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon.
Performing Sangachhadhwam, which means walking on the same path together, is Sujata Mohapatra with her daughter Preetisha. Photo Credit: Prasanna Venkatesh
Sjijith has an exceptional sense of music and rhythm while Parvathy brings an elegance to their choreography, with her outstanding expressive skills and ability to work within the traditional framework.
The oldest surviving Indian dance form, Odissi has its roots in temple ritual with the modern interpretation inspired by temple sculptures and nature. Sujata was a student and daughter in law of one of the most famous exponents of the artform, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. She now presents her daughter, an upcomining Odissi dancer of considerable command, as they carry forward the legacy, featuring compositions from Pt. Bhubaneswar Mishra and Pt. Raghunath Panigrahi and choreographies of Kelucharan Mohapatra and Ratikant Mohapatra.
Tickets: £16 (Concessions: £13)
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