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Artists

Kathak Dancer & Choreographer
Kathak Dancer, Choreographer & Founder, Radha Productions
Music Composer
Light Designer

Date & Time

Thursday Thu, 4 Jul 2024

Location

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

Sakhi Ri is a Kathak-based dance drama production that delves into the profound subject of menstruation. This performance weaves the tale of a unique friendship between a woman and her Laal Sakhi, aka her menstrual cycles as she embarks on her journey of womanhood. Together, they navigate the intricacies of life, with each phase of Laal Sakhi adding its own vibrant hue to her human companion – from embarrassment and pain to sensuality, attraction, separation and the profound essence of motherhood.

About SIFF Young Artiste:

SIFF Young Artiste’s mission is to further the cause of Arts Education by providing a structured and consistent path to learning the arts for any student with the desire to learn. With a steadfast commitment to democratizing access to the arts, SIFF stands firm in their mission to provide easy access to high-quality learning in vocal, instrumental, and dance. The essence of learning – the teacher-student relationship remains at the core and is further enhanced by the creative use of technology. They equally serve the classical and contemporary arts to make arts education an engaging and fruitful pursuit for all learners.

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Artists

Anushka Chandak

Kathak Dancer & Choreographer

Anushka Chandak is a Kathak dancer and Choreographer, holding the title of Nritya Alankaar. Under the guidance of Guru Maneesha Sathe, she graduated from Lalit Kala Kendra in performing arts, topping her class. She identifies versatility as her suit. She’s fond of research alongside performance which also made her the youngest research paper presenter at the Sharangdev Samaroha at 18 years of age. She has been a guest faculty at Lalit Kala Kendra, MSFDA (Maharashtra State Faculty Development academy) and the Spanish school La Casa de la India. She is a solo performer whose piece was telecasted on Tata Sky’s Insync channel in 2021. She has been a part of many successful dance drama productions and has performed across the country. She’s currently the Kathak faculty and presenter at SIFF Young Artiste, Bangalore.

Radhika Karandikar

Kathak Dancer, Choreographer & Founder, Radha Productions

Radhika Karandikar is a Kathak dancer, choreographer, content creator and founder of Radha Productions. She has completed her Alankar in Kathak and runs her own school of kathak based in Pune. She has been a recipient of several national and international awards. She has also performed for several corporate events including companies like Tata, Bajaj, Reliance India etc.

Aman Warkhedkar

Music Composer
Aman is a 23 year old violinist and pianist from Pune Maharashtra. He completed his masters in music with a gold medal from Lalit Kala Kendra, SPPU. He has recorded for various Marathi films, TV series, theatre productions and so on. He is a versatile composer, who was also a part of the ‘Rahul Deshpande collective’. He is the recipient of multiple accolades for his expertise. Recently, he opened for the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy concert in Pune with his violin piece.

Yash Potnis

Light Designer
Yash Potnis is an aspiring light designer and operator in theatre with six years of experience. He enjoys designing and operating lights for theatre plays as well as dance productions at various venues, with his current focus on touring theatre. His current projects as a light designer and operator include theatre plays such as Thakishi Samvaad by Anupam Barve, Ghanta Ghanta Ghanta Ghanta Ghanta & Love & Information by Mohit Takalkar, Baaghi Albele & Taking Sides by Atul Kumar, Adlay Ka by Nipun Dharmadhikari and many more.