Apr 07 2023 to Apr 07 2023 7 p.m.
EVENT HAS ENDED
7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071
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
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
Time: 7 PM