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Artiste

Artistic Director, Sanjukta Sinha Dance Company

Date & Time

Tuesday Tue, 2 Jul 2024

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Leela is an immersive dance production that delves into the timeless spiritual love story of Krishna, Radha, and the Gopis in the sacred town of Vrindavan. Inspired by the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of India, the production aims to bring to life the essence of devotion, longing, and the transcendental nature of love through a fusion of classical Indian dance forms, music, and intricate storytelling.

Set against the backdrop of the illuminated night of Vrindavan, the production chronicles the emotional journey of Radha and the Gopis as they grapple with the profound yearning for Krishna’s divine presence. Through a series of intricately choreographed dance sequences, the performance portrays the bittersweet symphony of emotions, ranging from intense longing to ecstatic celebration, ultimately emphasizing the universal truth that love transcends all boundaries.

Leela highlights the spiritual evolution of the characters, as they come to realize the profound spiritual connection that exists beyond the physical realm. The production emphasizes the notion of ‘virah’ (separation) as a catalyst for understanding the depths of true love, and it emphasizes the spiritual bond that unites humanity with the divine. The dance sequences are crafted to reflect the cosmic harmony and the eternal quest for divine love that resonates with audiences across cultural and geographical boundaries.

Through a fusion of music, dance, and narrative, Leela aims to create an immersive experience that transports the audience into the mystical realm of Vrindavan, where love, devotion, and the divine converge in a timeless spectacle of spiritual ecstasy. The production seeks to celebrate the universality of love and the enduring power of devotion that transcends the limitations of time and space, leaving a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of the audience.

A Q&A with the audience will follow the performance.

Dancers:
  • Sanjukta Sinha
  • Krutika Ghanekar
  • Vidhi Shah
  • Pankaj Sihag
  • Hiren Gajjar
  • Shantanu Gosavi
Light Assistance:
  • Daideepya Leuva

Supported by:

Artiste

Sanjukta Sinha

Artistic Director, Sanjukta Sinha Dance Company

Sanjukta Sinha is an acclaimed Indian classical dancer known for her expertise in Kathak. Born in Lucknow, India, she has gained recognition both nationally and internationally for her performances. Trained by renowned gurus like Pandit Arjun Mishra Ji and Padma Bhushan Smt. Kumudini Lakhia Ji, she has mastered the traditional Kathak style while adding her own contemporary flair.

Sanjukta’s performances blend traditional Kathak elements with modern sensibilities. With her dynamic stage presence and expressive storytelling, she holds audiences spellbound. She has received the prestigious  Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar award by the Sangeet Natak Academy, India for her contributions to Kathak.