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For the love of art

 MPost |  2015-09-24 21:43:47.0  |  New Delhi

For the love of art

Jayadeva wrote this unusual love poem dedicated to Radha and Krishna in the 12th Century. Racing through a gamut of love in its prismatic glory, the plot of the poem revolves around longings, separations, misunderstandings, pleadings and triumph of love in an unparalleled combination of imagery. Its lyricality and spirituality have become synonymous with Krishna, where his beloved Radha is the presiding deity and it is she who wields and holds the power of life and love.

The iconic cultural personality, Sonal Mansingh is acknowledged as the master of cultural interpretations and an exemplary teacher, who explains inter-linkages with philosophy, literature, sculpture and mythological parables through lectures and dance. She is a great scholar and seasoned art administrator, who has performed, given lectures and conducted workshops in 90 countries of the world.

The Centre for Indian Classical Dances will present a rare solo dance presentation by Padma Vibhushan Sonal Mansingh of Geet – Govind, at India International Centre, New Delhi. This iconic and legendary diva of Indian art and culture has tenaciously kept alive the cultural traditions.

Understanding Jayadeva’s multi-dimensional persona, his use of Sanskrit language, synonyms for Krishna, description of nature are some of the few high-points in this presentation.

The performance schedule is given below for easy reference. Sonal has shared the beauty and bliss of Indian dance in 90 countries of the world. 

The Centre for Indian Classical Dances is amongst the earliest cultural institutions established in Delhi as its founder, president. At the Centre, Indian traditions and values are instilled in students since 1977 through teaching and training in Indian dance, yoga, Sanskrit and music. 

The Centre has showcased both young dancers and established <g data-gr-id="51">artistes</g> in its regularly held festivals. 

The Centre is also among the first to organise seminars to discuss topics on culture viz-a-viz society which are of relevance even today.

Sonal, has mastered multiple Indian classical dance forms from different parts of India like Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Chhau, which makes her an unique dancer. Her concern for nagging issues of ecological imbalance, environmental protection, empowerment of women and social justice specially for weaker sections of society, have led to creation of numerous path-breaking choreographies.

When: September 25   
Where: Main Auditorium - India International Centre, Lodhi Road
Timings: 6:30 pm

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