Natya Ballet Centre in association with SNA presents
Natya Ballet Dance Festival
December 1 - 3, 2016 New Delhi

November 18, 2016

The Natya Ballet Centre in association with SNA presents the first edition of the Natya Ballet Dance Festival. The three-day long Natya Ballet Dance Festival from 1st to 3rd of December 2016 will feature performances by artists like Astad Deboo, Aditi Mangaldas, Aniruddha Das & Nibedita Mohapatra and talks moderated by by Dr.Anita Ratnam, Ashish Khokar, Sadanand Menon, et al; lecture demonstrations & presentations showcasing established artists as well as ancient and little known dance forms. One of the oldest dance institutions in Delhi, the Natya Ballet Centre has been advocating, promoting and celebrating the arts to fulfill its mission to present and support the very best in the world of dance. The Natya Ballet Dance Festival aims to devise multiple ways of exploring and experiencing the varied dance vocabulary of the Indian subcontinent.


Aditi Mangaldas

Astad Deboo (Photo: Amit Kumar)

DANCE PERFORMANCES
1st Dec, 7pm - 8pm: NIRVANA by Natya Ballet Centre, Odissi, Kamani Auditorium,  1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi

2nd Dec, 7pm - 8pm: WIDENING CIRCLES by Aditi Mangaldas, Kathak, LTG Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, Opp. Doordarshan Bhavan, Near Connaught Place, New Delhi

3rd Dec, 7pm - 8pm: ETERNAL EMBRACE by Astad Deboo, Contemporary, Meghdoot, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi
Astad Deboo, pioneer of Indian contemporary dance, collaborates with musician Yukio Tsuji for the premiere performance of Eternal Embrace. This original dance, choreographed and performed by him, is inspired by the poem Maati, written by Sufi poet Hazrat Bulleh Shah. Embodying the poem's central themes, the piece explores the tensions between annihilation and infinity, the ephemeral and the material worlds. Tsuji's musical accompaniment on zither, shakuhachi flute, and percussion, is an original work of his, composed specifically for the performance.


Gotipua

Tibetan Opera

LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS
2nd Dec
-12noon - 1pm: DANCE ON INDIAN SCREEN: FROM MANEKA TO MALLIKA, moderator Ratnottama Sengupta
-3.40pm - 4.40pm: SERAIKELLA CHHAU with performance by Shashidhar Acharya, moderator Helen Acharya
-4.50pm - 6.10pm: GOTIPUA DANCE with performance by Bijoy Sahoo Troupe, moderator Aruna Mohanty
At: Meghdoot, Sangeet Natak Akademi


3rd Dec
-2.30pm - 3.30pm: OTTANTHULLAL with performance by Suresh Kaliyath, moderator Ashish Khokar
-3.40pm - 4.40pm: TIBETAN OPERA with performance by TIPA, moderator TIPA
At: Meghdoot, Sangeet Natak Akademi


TALKS
2nd Dec
10.30 am - 11.50am: DANCE DESIGN - UNDERSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN INDIAN DANCE
Panelists: Mandeep Raikhy, Gowri Ramnarayan / Moderator: Anita Ratnam
At: Meghdoot, Sangeet Natak Akademi

3rd Dec
-10.30am - 11.50am: PIONEERS OF INDIAN DANCE
Panelists: Anita Ratnam, Lubna Marium / Moderator: Ashish Khokar
- 12noon - 1pm: NEGOTIATING BANGLADESHI IDENTITY THROUGH DANCE
Moderator: Lubna Marium
- 4.50pm - 6.10pm: TRACING THE CONTEMPORARY- CHANDRALEKHA & BEYOND
Moderator: Sandanand Menon
At: Meghdoot, Sangeet Natak Akademi
 
Full schedule

Contact:
Phone: (011) - 23742568
Nikita at Natya Ballet Centre: nikita.nbc@gmail.com
Website: www.natyaballetcentre.com