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Art in myriad forms

Art in myriad forms
In an endeavours to break new barriers in the classical arts Parkaya  in its new edition is all set  to create new benchmarks in many aspects of the arts- from the subject matter chosen to audience attendance. Parkaya : The Body of Another begins on January 14 and will continue till the 16 at the India Habitat Centre in the capital.

Three stellar artistes present three magical productions at Parkaya: The Body of Another. There is Kathak and Calligraphy (Varnajaa) by Parwati Dutta, Bharatanatyam and Miniature Paintings (Chitravali) by Rama Vaidyanathan and also Odissi and Textiles (Apara-Kaya ) by Sharmila Biswas.

Rama Vaidyanathan is a leading exponent of Bharatanatyam, a popular classical dance form of India. She is undoubtedly one of the most sought after artistes of her generation having carved a name for herself in the Bharatanatyam World. She brings to her dance a rare sense of devotion and dedication, which leaves the audience with a sense of spiritual fulfillment.

Sharmila Biswas on the other hand is a disciple of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. She is a leading dancer and choreographer in the Odishi classical dance form. Noted for the originality in her composition, technique and stage design, Sharmila’s choreography involves the intensity of traditional movement skills of Odisha.

Parwati Dutta, a versatile Odissi and Kathak danseuse, Guru and researcher; is recognized by the dance-community as a thinker-dancer and a dedicated Arts Administrator. She is a senior disciple of Madhavi Mudgal, Padmavibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and Pt. Birju Maharaj.
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