'Sohinimoksha' to perform at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
Sohini Roychowdhury and her Sohinimoksha World Dance Troupe, Madrid (Spain), are back again at 'Kala Ghoda Arts Festival' 2018, for the second consecutive year. Her latest production 'Maya's Dream' will be staged at the Cross Maidan on February 11, at 6 pm, as part of the closing day performances.
Sohinimoksha's thematic dance opera connects the past with the present through the thread of humanism. Maya stumbles upon a ruinous temple, frozen in time, and as she touches each sculpture there, they come alive and tell her stories.
Featuring Spanish Flamenco and three different types of Indian classical dance – Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, and Kathak,
the opera opens with the lament of the Kurukshetra widows, who, in their own ways could have stopped the colossal bloodshed.
Shikhandi, the transgender, burning in her own fires for two lives, represents the community of transgenders. It is an empathetic tribute to this timeless third gender, who were the kinnars in the court of Lord Shiva, and are an essential part of nature – then, now and forever. The next choreography paves the way for Taandav, and ends with Vedic, Gregorian and Sanskrit chants, as an expression of global harmony.
From performing for Danny Boyle at the Slumdog Millionaire premiere to rocking the Andes with the jingle of her ghungroos in Bogota, Sohini has always enthralled the audience with her stagecraft and performances.
Her dedication and special talent as an exponent of India's oldest classical dance Bharatanatyam, her unique choreography and stagecraft, her ability to adapt and fuse the best that the world of International dance and music has to offer, throughher Bharatanatyam based choreographies, her culture and language bridging communication skills, have all combined together to create the unique world of Sohinimosha – celebrating the humanism of Rumi, Sufi mysticism, the mesmeric quality of Vedic and Gregorian chants.
Sohini's dance troupe consists of her students, and dancers, from all over Europe, Latin America, USA, and India, whose performances have been garnering tumultuous audience appreciation, and critical reviews everywhere.