Sarvam Foundation presents
Parkaya: The Body of Another
India Habitat Centre, 6.45pm
January 7 - 9, 2014 New Delhi

December 25, 2013

PARKAYA: THE BODY OF ANOTHER is a unique dance festival where three top soloists will choreograph for one another while retaining their own dance styles. Each dancer will perform elements of each other’s form that are visualized by one and executed by another.

7th January: Odissi by Madhavi Mudgal
8th January: Bharatanatyam by Rama Vaidyanathan
9th January: Kathak by Prerana Shrimali
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Venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Time: 6.45pm – 8pm
All are welcome.

What is Parkaya?
Sarvam Foundation presents eminent dancers in a premiere of a new concept and idea. Parkaya is an ancient thought and practice of transcending one’s own body to enter that of another. Three international soloists will attempt to expand the boundaries of our heritage to experience each other’s dance forms more intensely. Each will choreograph for the other and yet retain her own style, thereby exposing the audience to influences emanating from other styles, in one’s own form!

Parkaya Odissi recital by Madhavi Mudgal:
Odissi’s traditional Pallavi in Raga Abhogi
Bharatanatyam’s Varnam in Odissi choreographed by Rama Vaidyanathan - Verses from the Narayaneeyam of Narayan Bhatta Giri
Kathak’s Thumri in Odissi choreographed by Prerana Shrimali - Verses of Chaturbhurjdas and Deb

Parkaya Bharatanatyam recital by Rama Vaidyanathan:
Bharatanatyam’s Varnam- Sringara bhakti of the Lord
Odissi’s Pallavi choreographed by Madhavi Mudgal
Kathak’s Thumri choreographed by Prerana Shrimali - Verses by the medieval poet Deb where Radha believes she is Krishna herself.

Parkaya Kathak recital by Prerana Shrimali:
Kathak’s Thumri- verses by Mahakavi Padmakar
Bharatanatyam’s Varnam choreographed by Rama Vaidyanathan- based on a Gita Govindam Ashtapadi
Odissi’s Pallavi choreographed by Madhavi Mudgal- Tilak Kamod Pallavi

Rama Vaidyanathan
A leading luminary of Bharatanatyam, she is undoubtedly one of the most sought after artistes of her generation and has performed at prestigious venues and festivals all over India and abroad. She is the Director of Ganesa Natyalaya in Delhi. For her contributions to the art form of Bharatanatyam, she has also received the Kalaimamani title from the Government of Tamil Nadu, the Kerala Sangeet Natak Akademi award and the Sanskriti award.

Madhavi Mudgal
A highly acclaimed international Odissi dancer and guru, Madhavi Mudgal is the Director of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Delhi. For her contributions to the art form of Odissi, Madhavi Mudgal received the Sanskriti Award, President of India award, the Padma Shri besides the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. Madhavi Mudgal epitomizes the elegance and sophistication that are the result of blending modern sensibilities with the ancient ethos of eastern India to create the highly lyrical dance art of Odissi. She has performed in all major festivals in India and abroad.

Prerana Shrimali
Equally competent in pure dance and abhinaya, Prerana Shrimali has endeavoured to expand the Kathak repertoire by choreographing new and highly acclaimed compositions based on ancient, medieval and modern poetry. Her choreographic works have been staged at important venues in India and abroad. She is a senior guru at the Kathak Kendra, Delhi. She has been honoured with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award amongst other titles and honours.

Sarvam Foundation:
Sarvam Foundation is an endeavour to celebrate Indian performing arts through unique collaborations and festivals. Sarvam has curated and put together some iconic collaborations. More than a few drew participation from all over India. TwoGether: Classical Duets, Residency with Rama Vaidyanathan, Global Heritage Series and Zara Hat Ke have become annual festivals in the Delhi calendar. The Foundation also runs free charitable classes in Bharatanatyam for underprivileged children in government schools.

Partners of Parkaya 2014:
ONGC as Gold Partner, GAIL as Silver Partner, India Habitat Centre as Venue Partner

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