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Route to Roots

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Rs 300
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Route to Roots

When: Nov 17, 2019 | 6.30 PM - 8.00 PM
Ticket: 300 INR
Language: English, Kannada, Hindi
Age Limit: 7yrs and above

Kathak, the art of storytelling.
How and when did this begin?
What strikes your mind when we say the story?
Thoughts, imaginations, perspectives. Can we unlearn to learn something new, can we redefine something that we have defined!
Whats traditional and what's modern?
Can a tree be stable without its roots!!

Dance.... is Maths, is Music, is Mystic, is Magic!!!
Come let's talk, lets dance and let's delve

Kathakaar se kathak,
Kathak se kalakaar


~ Manasa Joshi ~

Manasa was introduced to kathak at a very young age, an unexpected introduction eventually turned into eternal love. With over 19 years of experience in Kathak dance, Manasa Joshi is a name that has garnered a niche among the artists. In her journey as a Kathak dancer, in addition to nurturing the art through her dance Academy, Manasa has represented the art form at various National and International platforms. Manasa wishes to deepen her understanding of art and continue this joyous journey.

She is an A grade artist of Doordashan(An Indian television channel). She has been conferred by the prestigious Puttaraj Gavaye Youth Award and Aryabhatta Award. Manasa has performed at Raj Bhavan in the presence of the Governor, performed for the paramilitary forces and the Police. She was invited to Delhi to perform at the 60th year celebration of Rwanda High Commission. She choreographed Queens Birthday Party 2019 for the British High Commission, Bengaluru. She was invited to AKKA( Kannada sangha in the USA) in 2010 and 2016 to perform and choreograph. She has performed for most prestigious dance festivals in India.

She was nurtured under the popular Kathak duo Smt Nirupama and Shri T.D Rajendra and furthered her training with guru Dr. Maya Rao. She has had the privilege to attend workshops under Pandit Birju Maharaj, Smt Durga Arya, Smt Vidha Lal, and Vaishali Trivedi. She is currently under the able guidance of Smt Rani Khanam

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027
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We all are half done, we all are incomplete. Mohan Rakesh's Aadhe Adhure is what true theatre is. It is pure drama written with a very nuanced and methodical understandings of human psyche. It repeatedly draws often the theme of our expectations and reality. Are we happy with what we have? Can we ever be happy? What is happiness?

In Aadhe Adhure, Mohan Rakesh takes an ordinary family where the family relationships are already crumbling. The wife is the only earning member in a family of 5, the husband has lost all his self-confidence. The elder daughter eloped and married but is still struggling to find happiness, her younger brother has reached of age but yet to find a job and the youngest teenager has coming of age problems coupled with a need to get attention. The wife is tired of taking care of everyone and has her own desires and ambitions.

Rakesh wastes no time in setting up the tension, but he never lets go off it. This is a story where everyone is at fault and yet no-one is. Rakesh unfolds the story brilliantly and his command over his audience is splendid.

TOYO - Theatre on your own, uses minimal props to render the story. At some points, it feels mere a dramatic reading of the play yet the actors render their roles with a gloom that stays with you even after the play gets over. There is also a minimal use of shadow effects yet it adds exponential flavoring.

Aadhe Adhure is a must watch play. You can take your parents to this one and it will be a discussion point for the way back home.

- by Arvind for TOYO(Theatre on your own) organized by Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices .

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