Padmalaya Dance Foundation & IDA present
IDA 2015: Eka Aneka
ADA Rangamandira, 6pm
November 22, 2015 Bangalore

October 22, 2015

Padmalaya dance Foundation and International Dance Alliance (Bangalore Chapter) present the annual theme-based dance festival: IDA 2015: Eka Aneka. Currently in its 12th edition, the IDA festival was brought to the Bangalore audience in the year 2004 by Padma Murali (Director- Padmalaya Dance Foundation). Through this unique theme based festival, she has presented over 500 artistes to the Bangalore audience in thematic ballets. With IDA, she encourages groups led by senior Gurus as well as those established by upcoming artistes to share stage and partake in the creative spirit of the Arts.

IDA 2015: Eka Aneka
Date: 22nd November 2015
Venue: ADA Rangamandira, JC Road, Bangalore
Time: 6pm

The theme being Eka Aneka this year, we celebrate through dance and poetry, the myriad forms of the single Supreme Consciousness. In the many avatars of The Lord, in the duality of Maya, in the five elements that emanate and culminate in a single form and in the various forces that create, nurture and disseminate: Our souls must acknowledge the existence of the ‘many’ in order to transcend to the Singularity –that which is within and that which encompasses.

IDA 2015 will be presided over by senior Guru Lalitha Srinivasan (Director- Nupura School of Bharatanatyam).

The Leela Sekhar Memorial Award was instituted last year in memory of Leela Sekhar, Founder- Chairperson of the International Dance Alliance, India. A musician par excellence, she was instrumental in creating several avenues for artistes- musicians and dancers. She propagated a wholesome interaction and exchange between senior performers, Gurus and upcoming artistes. In her memory, the award is being given this year to a person who has tirelessly contributed to the promotion of the arts.

The Awardee: Churchill Pandian, a journalist, director and producer, is a name that has come to be associated integrally with classical dance and music. Having produced and directed several shows, he has been instrumental in promoting the art and several artistes in unique ventures and productions.

The performing groups are:
Gopika Varma and Dasyam group (Mohiniattam)
Janani Murali and Poornima Kaushik (Padmalaya Dance Foundation- Bharatanatyam)
Rasika Dance Ensemble (Gurus Sandhya and Kiran Subramanyam- Bharatanatyam)
Sinni Krishnamayuri and group (Bharatanatyam)


Janani Murali and Poornima Kaushik

Rasika Dance Ensemble

For passes kindly contact:
Padma Murali
Padmalaya Dance Foundation
#8, 515 Housing Colony, HAL III Stage, Indirangar, Bangalore 560075
Mobile: +91 98454 21009
e-mail: padmamurali@yahoo.com