An ode to Classical dance

Apr 17, 2015, 08:19 IST | The Guide Team

The fourth edition of the dance festival, Sindhu, will feature various Indian Classical dance forms from Bharatanatyam to Mohiniattam

Sankhya Dance Creations by Vaibhav Arekar is hosting Sindhu, a festival celebrating Indian Classical dance. The line-up of dancers includes Sunanda Nair (performing Mohiniattam), Vaibhav Arekar (performing their productions, Trayyanta and Abhangaranga in Bharatanatyam), Vyjayanthi and Prateeksha Kashi (performing Kuchipudi), Malavika Sarukkai (performing Bharatanatyam), Jhelum Paranjape, Debi Basu and Daksha Mashruwala (performing Gita Govinda in Odissi).

Bharatanatyam dancer Malavika Sarrukai
Bharatanatyam dancer Malavika Sarrukai

The festival brings to Mumbai, for connoisseurs of dance and art, some of the leading Classical dance soloists and dance companies. It began four years ago as a personal homage to Arekar’s mother. He elaborates about the event, “Classical dance is akin to a river that has flown for many years; significant, vital and yet neglected.

Bharatanatyam dancer Vaibhav Arekar with group
Bharatanatyam dancer Vaibhav Arekar with group

Sindhu is about celebrating the existence of such Classical dance traditions in its pristine glory that has been flowing through ages and seeking what is modernity within the Classical traditions on the other.”

Till: April 19
At: Karnataka Sangha, Matunga (W) (today, 6.30 pm); Yashwant Natya Mandir, Matunga (W) (April 18, 4 pm) and Gadkari Rangayatan, Thane (W) (April 19, 11 am) 
Call: 9769305318

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