Geeta Chandran presents
Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, 6.45pm
March 15, 2014 Delhi
February 28, 2014
Geeta Chandran’s DOOTI VILASAM is an expanded poem in dance celebrating innocence and friendship.
Date: March 15, 2014
At: Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003
Aristotle describes friendship as “A single soul dwelling in two bodies!”
Poet Rumi says:
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
Charles Lamb writes: It is the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have nonsense respected.
And the ultimate quotation: There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate!!!
It is this basket of inspiration that has propelled Geeta’s DOOTI VILASAM.
DOOTI VILASAM explores the tender relationship between two friends who have grown up together – with a multitude of shared experiences: experiences which are happy, joyous, sad, or otherwise memorable. Memories of misunderstandings and of forgiving, only forges closer the bonds of friendship. In DOOTI VILASAM, Geeta Chandran has re-imagined the traditional margam of Bharatanatyam to emerge with a format that is fresh and fragrant. Thus while echoing the traditional margam, DOOTI VILASAM is breathtakingly different!
The performance has been conceptualized in three sections:
• Just the other day
• The Plea
• Shattered Glass
Concept, Performance and Choreography: Geeta Chandran
Vocal collaboration: Sudha Raghuraman
Nattuvangam: Guru S Shankar
Mridangam: MV Chander Shaker
Flute: G Raghuraman
Costumes: Sandhya Raman
Lights: Deepa Dharmadhikari
A Natya Vriksha presentation supported by NTPC.