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Virodhabhasa at BIC by Dancer Navia Natarajan


Apr 07 2023 to Apr 07 2023 7 p.m.



Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

Dancer Navia Natarajan presents her latest Solo production titled “Virodhabhasa – Paradox” at Bangalore International centre. The production commissioned by Mandala Arts and Culture, Vancouver, Canada, premiered as a Dance film between Nov. 10 to Nov. 24/ 2022.

This virtual world premiere was presented by Mandala Arts and Culture in partnership with The Dance Centre/ Vancouver, Canada.https://thedancecentre.ca/event/navia-natarajan/ This will be presented for the first time to a live audience on April 7th, 2023 at Bangalore International centre, Domlur, Indiranagar, Bangalore.

Virodhabhasa- The Paradox “Form is Emptiness. Emptiness is Form," says the Buddhist Heart Sutra speaking of the paradox that lies at the core of all phenomena. Indeed, the world we inhabit is itself a paradox for it is both real and an appearance: Maya. And so, to better appreciate this world, one needs to look more deeply at what seems like opposites or contradictions. A personal tragedy that held within it both sadness and peace led me to consider this idea of Paradox. As I lived through those difficult days, my thinking about paradox began to transform and find expression in my dance. This work is Navia Natarajan’s ongoing attempt to investigate the profound nature of Paradox. The soundscape is an amalgamation of Carnatic Music with Sanskrit and Tamil lyrics, along with dhrupad and Kayal interspersed with English narration 

Concept, Choreography and Performance: Navia Natarajan

Music composition, Rhythm composition, Orchestration -M.s. Sukhi

Sanskrit lyrics- Arjun Bharadwaj

Tamil lyrics- Dr S Raghuraman

Light design SuryaRao

Costume- Krithi Uthappa

Flyer design - Rajeev Manikoth

Photography-Jayasimha Reddy

Music recorded, mixed and mastered by Deepu Nair at Jamdub Soundlabs, Chennai, Tamilnadu India

Venue: Bangalore International Centre (BIC), Domlur, Bangalore

Date: Friday, April 7th, 2023

Free entry

Time: 7 PM

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