Indika: Mohanapriyan & Dakshina & Nehha

24 Jul 2016 | 7:30pm until 9:30pm

The Capstone Theatre

Mohanapriyan Thavarajah – Bharatanatyam
Dakshina Vaidyanathan – Bharatanatyam
Nehha Bhatnagar – Bharatanatyam

First half
Mohanapriyan Thavarajah – Bharatanatyam

Mohanapriyan Thavarajah is an innovative performer and choreographer of Bharatanatyam and Kuchippudy styles of Indian classical dance. A gold medalist from the Bharathidasan University, India he is the principal dancer and resident choreographer of Apsaras Arts, Singapore. Mohanapriyan’s performances have been critically acclaimed and well received by leading dance critics in India, Singapore, Australia for his amazing precision in technique  and captivating stage presence. Mohanapriyan will perform “The Dance of Nataraja”  an excerpt rom his thematic solo production “Dances of Divinity” which has been touring India, Malaysia, Australia, Sri Lanka and Europe.

Second half
Nehaa Bhatnagar – Bharatanatyam
Dakshina Vaidyanathan
– Bharatanatyam

In an evening celebrating the power, grace and intelligence of women, Neha and Dakshina share enduring stories and explore the personalities of some of India’s most symbolic women from the pantheon of Hindu mythology.  The stories of these women are shared and spoken about every day across the world and continue to inspire generations.

Neha Bhatnagar journeys through the stories of iconic women, portraying the female power and energy of Goddess Durga, the inward and outward elegance of Goddess Sita and the Bhakti (devotion and love) of Goddess Radha. A prolific Bharatanatyam dancer, Neha Bhatnagar is also a leading cultural entrepreneur in India, having established the ‘Sarvam Foundation’, dedicated to unleashing a wave of inspiration for the Classical arts of India.

Dakshina Vaidyanathan explores the fascinating and troubling story of Shoorpanaka, the sister of demon king Ravana, giving audiences a unique perspective on female power. Dakshina is arguably one of India’s leading young artists, paving the way for artists who experiment within tradition.

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Venue:

The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope Uni, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP

Telephone:

0151 291 3949 (M-F 10am-5pm )

E-mail:

info@milapfest.com

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