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Glimpses of those 40 years

Glimpses of those 40 years
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Dancer Geeta Chandran is marking four decades since her arangetram in 1974. To mark these 40 glorious year of dancing,  Natya Vriksha, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Pyramid Group is presenting the exhibition, In the Click of a Movment, of iconic photographs by photographer Rakesh Sahai.

Sahai has been following the dancer on her creative journey since past five years, and from the dialogue between dancer and photographer has emerged this oeuvre of brilliant images.

A universally celebrated artiste, a celebrity and a star-performer, Chandran is synonymous with the Indian classical dance - Bharatanatyam. She began learning Bharatanatyam from the tender age of
five years under the tutelage of Swarna Saraswathy.

In her dance presentations Chandran skillfully weaves abstract notions of joy, beauty, values, aspirations, myth and spirituality.  She is celebrated not only for her deep and composite understanding of the art of Bharatanatyam, but also for her Carnatic music, her work in television, video and film, theatre, choreography, dance education,dance activism and dance-issue journalism. 

Chandran is a recipient of several prestigious awards including the Lady Shri Ram College Illustrious Alumna Award, the Dandayudhapani Pillai Award, the Bharat Nirman Award, the NatyaIlavarasi, the Indira Priyadarshini Award, the Media India Award, the National Critics Award, the Guru Deba Prasad Das Award, the Sringar Mani and the NatyaRatna.

When: 25 – 30 September Where: India Habitat Centre Lobby, Lodi Road Timing: 10 am to 8 pm

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