Krishna Katha and Geetopadesham

Kalamandalam Goutam, Sudip Chakraborty, Aishani Ghosh & Sundaresan Ramesh

Date:26.09.2017
Time:06:30 pm
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Date:26 September 2017
Time:06:30 pm
Organizer: ICCR
Location: London

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Krishnakatha and Geetopadesham will be an evening of Bharatantyam, Kathakali and Kathak performance celebrating different aspects of Lord Krishna’s life. In Krishnakatha dynamic young Bharatanatyam dancers Sundaresan Ramesh, student of Guru Pushkala Gopal and Aishani Ghosh student of Guru Chitraleka Bolar, will perform episodes from childhood stories to reincarnation of Krishna as Narasimha Avatara (Man Lion) and come together in a duet to celebrate Krishnaleela. Geetopadesham is the lore of the epic battle of Kurukshertra from Mahabharata. 

This production dramatically recreates the teachings that Krishna conferred to Arjuna at the time of conflict and personal dilemma. Uniquely this production brings together two distinct dance styles - Kathakali and Kathak to enact this momentous and historical episode the teachings of which remains relevant to this day. 

Kalamandalam Goutam, a graduate in Kathakali from Kerala Kalamandalam has performed extensively with the Kerala Kalamandalam Kathakali Troupe for years across Kerala and toured in India and abroad. Recipient of several awards including Achutha Warrier Award , C.V Subrahmanya Iyyer Endowment, Kummini Award, Guru Gopinath- Thankamani Award f & Guru Kunjukkuruppu Award he has also choreographed some major events including the ICC T-20 World Cup Closing ceremony at the Eden Gardens.

Sudip Chakraborty, is a trained Kathakali & Kathak dancer training in Kathakali under Kalamandalam Goutam and Kathak under Gurus Pranab Sanyal and Sandip Mallick. Sudip has performed in several Major Dance festivals in India. 

Presented in association with Sampad Arts.

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