Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance presents
Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 7pm
June 16, 2018 Bangalore

May 31, 2018

About the production:
Hansika is an adaptation of Swan Lake, a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in the context of Indian classical dance-Odissi. The ballet originating from Russian folk tales tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcererís curse. This attempt to direct and choreograph Swan Lake in the garb of Odissi, by Sharmila Mukerjee, is an extension of quest for stories, which have had meaningful impact on the mindset of the audience worldwide. Hansika is an attempt to touch upon the humane aspect of the plot that strikes a chord with the audience, irrespective of whichever corner of the world it is staged at. Through Swan Lake, Sanjali would also like to experiment how ballet and libretto would be adapted to the Indian world of raga, taal, laya and rasa.

Choreography & Direction: Sharmila Mukerjee
Original Music Score And Direction: Praveen D Rao

Script: Suranjana Endow
Narration: Sharmila Mukerjee
Dancers: Sanjali Ensemble
Light and Set Designer: B. Charles
Costume: Aloka D Souza & Vijay Kumar
Headgear: Alai, Gifting And Wrapping
Production Manager: Aparna Ajayan

Promotional Videography: Shruthi Namboodiri
Promotional Photography: V. B. Suresh

Music  Ensemble
Sitar: Shruti Kamath
Flute & Vocals: Varijashree V
Violin: Jyothsna
Tabla: Gurumurthy Vaidya
Mardala: Bijay Barik
Keyboards: Praveen D Rao
Recorded by: Ashwin Prabhath & Rangaswami, at Prabhath Studio, Bangalore

About Sanjali:
Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance was established in 2004 by Sharmila Mukerjee. The dance institute imparts a complete education in the Odissi dance form- the technique, the skills, the sadhana and the fulfilment. This institute provides training in the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra style of Odissi. The performing wing of Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance- the Sanjali Dance Ensemble - specializes in thematic Odissi presentations, which display the lyrical and graceful quality of the dance form. The Sanjali Dance Ensemble is empanelled in Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and is also empanelled in the Outstanding category in the Ministry of Culture to perform at festivals in India and abroad.

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