Udd jayega hans akela | Dance performance

About the event

About the Performer: Keerthana Ravi has trained under the veteran Vuzavor Guru Bharatha Shikara Guru Smt. Padamini Ramachandran, Director – Natyapriya, Bangalore for over twenty-three years. For the last nine years., she has undergone extensive training under Guru Smt. Rama Vaidyanathan. She has performed extensively at several festivals across India and has been conferred many prestigious awards, including the title ’Kanaka Bhushan’ by Padmabhushan Dr. Kanak Rele and ‘Nritya Jyothi’ by Dept. of Culture, Govt. of Odisha and the ‘Leela Mukut Narthan’ award in Ahmedabad. Keerthana has represented India at the World Youth Congress, Scotland, 2005 as a youth cultural ambassador.  She has also trained in Kalaripayattu and Kathak. Keerthana runs an Arts promotion start-up called RasaBodhi Arts Foundation. She organized India’s first crowd-funded classical dance festival EVAM in Feb 2016 and continues to curate festivals and workshops in Mumbai.

About the Performance: Kabir’s masterpiece ‘Ud Jayega Hans Akela’ is a multi-layered poem expressing the futility of the caravan of life. This performance has been co-created under the mentorship of Guru Prerana Srimali for the Pratiroop mentorship project in 2021. The performance attempts to unravel the layers of Kabir’s deep philosophy expressed by abstraction, abhinaya and life experiences through the idiom of Bharatanatyam.

Date: 17th August, 2023, Thursday | Time: 7:30 pm onwards

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