The dance of good and evil

first_imgBallet will be a series where it is proposed to feature ballets that have inquired, introspected and mulled over issues, characters, events and happenings.When talented artistes get together, it is natural to expect wonders and opening of doors to new ideas and staging of trend-setters. This is what the quartet comprising the socially sensitive and thinking Kathak dancer-Guru Shovana Narayan, the artistic direction of Naresh Kapuria, the soul stirring music of Pt Jwala Prasad and the light ambience of RK Dhingra has given to the Delhi audience for over 35 years. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ In this year’s festival, two ballets Jehan Ara: The enigmatic Mughal Princess and Kadambari: The Poet’s Muse will be presented to the Capital’s art lovers.Both the ballets take a peep into the lives of two women from the past, one from 17th century and the other from 19th century. Both women, in fact, went through similar experiences of non-fulfilment yet were powerful in their own respective ways.Jehan Ara and Kadambari were intelligent women. While Jehan Ara was a gifted poetess, Kadambari was well versed in classical literature and was the critic and sounding board for her brother-in-law, Rabindranath Tagore’s literary efforts. Both wielded great power and both stories reflect the social circumstances of the last few centuries and the position of women therein. Don’t miss this!When: 11-12 December, 7 pm onwardsWhere: Kamani Auditoriumlast_img

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