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Artistes

Dancer, Writer & Producer
Actor & Writer

Date & Time

Monday Mon, 25 Sep 2023

Location

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

Travel back in time to the Treta Yug to witness the Ramayana unfold in Lanka. Unmasked is a dance-theater dramedy, that takes the audience on a unique journey through the eyes of some, often overlooked yet, pivotal characters of the Ramayana, leaving one to question age-old definitions of good and evil.

The production has been directed by Bharatanatyam artiste and choreographer, Jyotsna Shourie and produced by dancer-producer Aneesha Grover. The music has been created by composer Daniel B George and vocals by Carnatic maestro OS Arun.

The production is a mélange of Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance, comedy and theater, mythology and fiction.

Accompanying Dancers:
Shambhavi Thakur
Meher Sachdeva
Aadya Jain
Anam Kalsia
Safia Livingston
Aradhya Chatterjee

This Production has been made possible thanks to WIP and Kirloskar.

Supported by:

Artistes

Jyotsna Shourie

Director

Jyotsna Shourie is an internationally celebrated Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher and choreographer, who has remained committed to the art form for over 6 decades. Shourie has been known to push the boundaries of classical dance, and has conceived several critically acclaimed dance productions that have been well received in all corners of the world.

Nandita Kalaan

Dancer

Nandita is a Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher known for her technique, poise and rhythm. Having performed all around the world since she was a young girl, Nandita has a stage presence that captivates audiences. An award winning performer, she has won international awards such as “outstanding dancer at the New Prague Dance festival” in Czech Republic. Nandita is now training students to learn the complex art of Bharatanatyam and is known for her unique and experimental approach to teaching. An accomplished interior designer, her creative endeavours span multiple disciples.

Aneesha Grover

Dancer, Writer & Producer

Aneesha Grover, is a New Delhi based Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer and teacher known for her grace and agility. She has been performing internationally since the age of 8, and has the privilege to be invited to perform at distinguished venues around the world. Aneesha also produces, writes and choreographs for Jyotsna Shourie Dance Company’s productions. A storyteller at heart, Aneesha’s creative trajectory has been dynamic as she has spearheaded award winning television campaigns. She has won over 13 international awards including two GOLDS at the New York Film and TV awards.

Amrita Sivakumar

Dancer

Amrita Sivakumar is a Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher from New Delhi. A post- graduate from Rukmini Devi Arundale’s ‘Kalakshetra’, Amrita has had the privilege of performing, choreographing and teaching Bharatanatyam for the past 13 years. Amrita Sivakumar is the HOD of Performing Arts Department in a full  ime school, and runs her own Bharatanatyam dance school “Kalamrita – School of Bharatanatyam” in Dwarka, New Delhi. Her motivation has always been to pass on the knowledge of Bharatanatyam to future generations.

Himanshu Srivastava

Dancer

Himanshu Srivastava is an established Bharatanatyam dancer based in Delhi. Known for his unique choreographic vision alongwith his command over ancient Indian texts and scriptures mythology , gives a new dimension to his presentations. A recipient of Ministry of Culture fellowship 2013-14 & state fellowship Sahitya kala Parishad 2022, he has many wards and accolades to his name. He has been representing Bharatanatyam dance form both India and abroad.

Benjamin Jacob

Dancer

Benjamin Jacob, is a renowned contemporary artist from Delhi. He spent his early years of training under the guidance of Ashley Lobo. In 2017 and 2019 he received a scholarship to study dance in Germany and London under the mentorship of some of the finest teachers in Europe. He has over a decade of experience in performing, teaching and choreography composition. He is also the artist director of Jacob’s Dance Company which was set up in 2020.

Reuben Israel

Actor & Writer

Reuben Israel is a renowned theater and TV personality. Known for his performances in Yerma, Metamorphoses, Mamma Mia, People like us, he has worked with stalwarts such as Feisal Alkazi and Kusum Haider. Israel made his Bollywood debut with the film Highway in 2014 and has been a regular on platforms such as Netflix and Star since then.

Nandita Dubey

Actor
Nandita Dubey is a Theatre and Voice Artist. She studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. As a V.O Artist, she has narrated books for Audible.in and has also done a few digital ads prior to lockdown. She has been involved in theatre for over 25 years. She has worked with theatre personalities such as Lillete Dubey, Lushin Dubey, Bubbles Sabarwal, Mahesh Dattani, Denzil Smith, Kaizad Gustad, Zafar Karachiwala, Anahita Uberoi and Dipika Roy to name a few.