She - The Divine, A Classical Odyssey By Aravindam India Gurukul

She - the Divine, A Classical Odyssey by Aravindam India Gurukul

Venue: The Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, India
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Event Description: 
Aravindam India Gurukul presents ‘She, The Divine’, a classical odyssey which is an ode to goddess Shakti. The female God form, the resurgent woman, who stands shoulder to shoulder, with her male counterpart. The production has been conceptualised by Dr Lokesh Abrol (Founder, Aravindam India Gurukuls) and directed by Vaishnavi Sushila Vitthal (Shishya of Guru Rama Vaidyanathan, Bharatnatyam Dancer and Marathi film actress).

The ninety minutes diverse classical performance by Aravindam India students, is a celebration of the resurgence of the modern woman. She reclaims her place as the teacher, the learner, the explorer, the researcher, the warrior, the scientist, the leader, the homemaker and the Mahishasur Mardini (the slayer of the demon), that dwells as the oppressor, in thought and mind. Choreography of this exquisite original is the work of: Vaishnavi Sushila Vitthal, Bharatnatyam, she would be accompanied by artists Jyoti Singh, Kathak Jaipur Gharana; Ashish Kumar, Kalaripayattu; Sumit Pandey, Vocal Benares Gharana and Shailendra Singh of Ujjain on Maratha Dhol.

Dr Lokesh Abrol says, “At Aravindam India, Beti and Bharat are central. Here art is the soul, the main curriculum. Academics are extracurricular. We are grateful to countless helping hands, who have shared in our vision. This event has been made possible thanks to Ms Smriti Irani, Hon’ble Minister for Women and Child Development, and Dr Sushila Kataria, Medical Director, Medanta.”

Choreographer and artist Vaishnavi Sushila Vitthal says “Aravindam India Gurukul brings to life the aspirations of very talented learners and trainers alike. This event is a perfect example of what great team work of Gurus from five classical art forms can accomplish in an environment of selfless love and service.”

About Aravindam India Gurukul:

Aravindam India Gurukul started 14 years ago as a library for underprivileged children in Gurugram, by Dr Lokesh Abrol, a doctor by profession. That library has today grown into a team of dedicated tutors and classical trainers, led by Bindesh Bharti and Uma Sharma, teaching Bharatiya heritage arts skills and academics, to over 300 children of humble means, free of cost, under the trees at a municipal waterworks adjacent to the Gurugram rail line. The daughters and sons you see on stage, have battled extreme odds, to bring their offering of love and devotion to their art. They attend schools, work odd jobs, and yet find time and energy to weave magic through music and dance.

About the Choreographer: Vaishnavi Sushila Vitthal

Vaishnavi was introduced to Aravindam India Gurukul, as Bharatnatyam Trainer in 2020 by her Guru, the renowned Bharatnatyam maestro Smt Rama Vaidyanathan ji on the recommendation of the acclaimed Kathak Guru Rajendra Gangani ji. Vaishnavi lost both her parents before she was six years old. Brought up by her grandparents in extreme financial hardship, she carried her mother’s flame alive, finding her way with support from good samaritans. In 2017 she acted in Marathi film Khwada, that won the National award for best regional language film. She is presently acting in her second film, with more lined up. She often puts her acting career on hold, for her passion of Bharatnatyam.

Chief Guest: Ms Smriti Irani Hon'ble Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Ministry of Women and Child Development

Production: Dr. Lokesh Abrol, Ms Bindesh Bharti

Concept, Research & Script: Dr. Lokesh Abrol, Smt. Uma Sharma

Direction: Vaishnavi Sushila Vitthal Dhore, Disciple of Smt Rama Vaidyanathan

Samriddhi Kataria (Admin)
Vaishnavi Sushila Vitthal (Bharatnatyam)
Jyoti Singh (Kathak)
Shailendra Singh (Percussion) 
Ashish Kumar (Kalaripayattu) 
Sumit Pandey "Shivit" (Vocal) 
Niranjan Pedgaonkar (Music) 
Kiran R Pai (Music)

She - the Divine, A Classical Odyssey by Aravindam India Gurukul at India Habitat Centre

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