Royal Opera House, Mumbai and Avid Learning present In the Shadow of the Gods, an interpretive solo Bharatanatyam Performance by Dancer and Choreographer Revanta Sarabhai.
The performance will consist of five pieces in the classical Pandanallur style of Bharatanatyam, telling both traditional stories from mythology as well as modern stories with themes relevant to the 21st century.
Sarabhai, who carries forth and builds on the legacy of his matriarchs Mallika and Mrinalini Sarabhai, has developed a unique repertoire of Bharatanatyam pieces, breaking outside the boundaries of tradition, and tackling themes that are relevant to the society and times we live in — presenting the classical form in a refreshing manner to young and modern audiences the world over. Press reviews from around the world hail Sarabhai as a dynamic aesthete who isn’t afraid of treading new terrain and who breaks open the language of Indian classical dance.
Employing a refreshing approach to the authentic Pandanallur-style margam, Sarabhai takes the versatility of Bharatanatyam well beyond classical themes, redefining gender roles, upturning the deva-bhakta paradigm, and telling contemporary tales, exploring subjects as diverse as long-distance relationships, globalisation, climate change and environmental degradation. In breathing new life into the Bharatanatyam form, Sarabhai has been successful in bringing a fresh context to the classical dance and making it popular among a younger modern audience both in India as well as abroad.
Join us for an avant garde performance that evocatively uses the language of classical Indian dance to give expression to contemporary narratives.
Where: Royal Opera House, Mama Parmanand Marg, Mumbai - 400 004
When: Thursday, 9th May 2019 | 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM