A celebration of the arts through music and dance.
This evening brings together two internationally celebrated artists- Aruna Sairam and Malavika Sarukkai. In Sammohanam these two eminent artists unveil to the audience artistry mastered over several decades.
The pan-Indian compositions in Sammohanam explore some of the myriad moods and landscapes associated with Krishna. Krishna is at once a divine being, a lover, a moment of ecstasy, a note of melody and the silence between sound. Krishna as described in Gita Govinda to an Abhang, to a celebrated dance composition (thillana) to just pure expression by the dancer.
The theme is visualized in dance and music through exploring tradition and change, austerity and exuberance, structure and innovation. The dancer sings with the body even as the musician dances with melody. Dance and music effortlessly combine to create the experience of sammohanam, ‘enchantment.’
Dates & times: Sunday 19 February at 6pm