Nritya Bharati 2015
(13 thru 15 March 2015, Friday thru Sunday at 6:30 PM onwards)
Sri Geetagovinda Pratisthana, Puducherry is organizing the Fourth Edition of Nritya Bharati, a Solo Classical Dance Festival featuring new, classic and recent chorographic compositions on the 13th, 14th and 15th of March 2015 at Kamani Auditorium at New Delhi. The first edition of the Festival held at Puducherry and later editions at New Delhi have received overwhelming response. The artistes performing this year in Nritya Bharati are Alaramvel Valli Bharatanatyam), Aditi Mangaldas (Kathak), Bhabananda Borbayan (Sattariya), Pallavi Krishnan (Mohiniyattam), Aloka Kanungo (Odissi) and Sreelaxmi Govardhan (Kuchipudi). As in previous editions the Trust endeavours to present a Complete Experience of Indian Classical Dance forms. This unique cultural event has already carved a niche for itself as a major platform for Solo Dance presentations and has become a part of the cultural calendar of Delhi. The Trust also regularly presents its signature dance festival Ashtapadi featuring dance interpretations of Jayadeva’s Geetagovinda. Entry is free with seating on first come first served basis.
Nritya Bharati endeavors to preserve and promote the heritage of each of the Indian Classical Dance in its pristine pure form in Solo Performances by established and upcoming artistes. The Festival places equal emphasis on geeta, sahitya, raga, tala, vadya and Nritya with a special focus on abhinaya, retaining complete fidelity to the classical traditions. The Festival also encourages use of various regional classical musical traditions of India in their typical styles in the accompanying music for the dance performances.
The first edition of the Festival held at Puducherry on the 27th and 28th of Feb. 2010 and the second edition held on the 28th, 29th and 30th of January 2011 at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi received overwhelming response. Top artistes of different classical dance forms have performed for Nritya Bharati. These include Priyadarsini Govind, Gopika Varma, Priya Venkatraman, Sharmila Biswas, Aruna Mohanty, Bina Devi and Deepak Maharaj among others. With its two editions, the festival has created a name and niche for itself as a major and unique platform for solo performances in major Indian classical dance forms.