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Malavika Sarukkai premieres
The Battle Within
Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 7pm
November 2, 2019 Bangalore

October 17, 2019

Eminent Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, Malavika Sarukkai, will premiere her latest solo dance creation THE BATTLE WITHIN, inspired by the Bhagavad Gita, on November 2, 2019 in Bengaluru.

The Bhagavad Gita is revealed on the battlefield of Kurukshetra which becomes both a physical and psychological arena. Though the context is the imminent war between two families, the Gita becomes a universal and timeless text for it addresses the conflict within each one of us.

The innovative visual design - an integral part of this choreography, uses light and projection -- both moving and still, to bring the text alive, as the dancing body sculpts space to create a magical experience. Sound, light, music, text and dance seamlessly converse with each other as the epic unfolds.

Powerful and passionate, THE BATTLE WITHIN has a running time of 70 minutes. It invites us to confront our personal dilemmas while we simultaneously enter the world of the imagination.

Presented by Titan, the event is at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7pm. Tickets are available on Bookmyshow and at the venue just before the concert. For Donor Passes for prime seats, please write to
Concept & Choreography: Malavika Sarukkai
Creative Collaborator: Sumantra Ghosal

Music Concept: Malavika Sarukkai
Commissioned Music: Vasudha Ravi & Murali Parthasarathy
Music Production & Sound Design: Sai Shravanam, Resound India
Light Design & Technical Director: Niranjan Gokhale

Musicians in Recording:
S. Srilatha (nattuvangam)
Aditya Prakash & Vasudha Ravi (vocals)
Nellai A Balaji (mridangam)
Sai Shravanam (Tabla, Frame Drum & Keyboard)
Bhavani  Prasad (veena)
JB Sruthi Sagar  (flute)

Photo Credit: Sudeep Bhattacharya

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