Dance of the Seasons (UK)


Entry: Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)
Note: Call 011-24619431 (IIC) to re-confirm any last-minute change or cancellation of the event.

Venue: C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003, India
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Area: Lodhi Road Area Events

Event Description: 
Dance of the Seasons (UK)

(41 min; 2023; Sanskrit & English)
Directed by G.D. Jayalakshmi who will introduce the film

The screening will be followed by a discussion.

Dance of the Seasons deploys the Indian classical dance form, Bharatanatyam, to demand that we respect our earth and its climate. Based on an epic Sanskrit poem, Ritu Samhara (The March of the Seasons) by Kalidasa (circa 400AD), the award-winning dancer, Padmini Upadhya, communes with nature, becoming one. This lies in sharp contrast with what is happening ecologically today. India’s six seasons of yesteryear are evoked and juxtaposed strongly with today’s sad reality.  

The narrative inter-cuts with R S Pandit’s 1942 translation, created as he languishes in solitary confinement, fighting for Indian independence against British rule. 

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Dance of the Seasons (UK) Dance of the Seasons (UK) Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Thursday, June 01, 2023 Rating: 5

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