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The Ultimate Oblation
The ultimate oblation is a solo dance theatre production based on Jnanpith awardee, Dr. Pratibha Ray’s novel Yagyaseni. In this interpretation, Draupadi, who emerged out of yagya or the sacrificial fire, ultimately offers her emotions as a daughter, wife, mother and most importantly as a woman, in an aahuti (oblation) to invoke the lord of dharma. She, in the course of her lifespan, goes through tremendous emotional turmoil but still, with every unacceptable incidence of her life, expands herself and gradually becomes selfless for the sake of establishing dharma.
If the Mahabharat is the dharmayagya, then Draupadi is the ultimate oblation and thus her eternal brilliance pervades into divinity. In the process of establishing Draupadi’s emotions, Sangita Chatterjee has tried to closely examine the relationship of Draupadi & Krishna. Yagyaseni was premiered in Delhi in 2019 and post the pandemic, it has travelled to Kolkata & Kerala.
Direction & Choreography: Sangita Chatterjee
Script: Averee Chaurey & Sangita Chatterjee
Music: Saroj Mohanty
Lyrics: Himanshu Shrivastava
Guest Appearance: Nikhil Ravi Parmar
An empanelled artist of ICCR, IWCF and SPIC MACAY, Sangita has carved her niche as a thinking dancer whose approach towards the art is beyond mere performance. Some of her stage acts include Umak Festival Delhi, Allaudin Khan Academy’s Ekal Utsav (Bhopal), Aarambh Festival by Raza Foundation, Delhi and Jayadev Festival, Bhuvaneshwar, Krishnakshetra by Usha RK, Delhi, Annual Music and Dance Festival organized by Classic (Calcutta, Delhi and Agartala), Sopan Festival by Sahitya Kala Parishad (Delhi), Manthan Festival (Delhi), Bhartotsav in Karnataka, Haldiya Festival (West Bengal, Nalanda Nrityotsav (Bombay),Baithak at Pracheen Kala Kendra (Chandigarh), Darpan Festival of Dance and Music (Delhi), Bahrompur Dance Festival. Indorama Festival (Bangkok), India International Travel Fare (Taiwan) and International Dance Festival (Taiwan).