The first day of the Delhi Dialogue VII ASEAN-India summit witnessed a classical dance performance organised for the delegates. Curated by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), the performance was an introduction to the world of the classical performing arts of India, specially designed for the international guests participating in the conference.
I collaborated with Kathak dancer Monisa Nayak and Odissi dancer Shalakha Rai in creating ‘Vividha‘, a half an hour long production, showcasing the common aesthetic sensibilities shared by the Indian classical dance forms that in fact are fascinatingly diverse in their technique and presentation. The work celebrates the beauty of each form through brief solo sections, while also enabling an interesting interaction between these dance forms of Kathak, Bharatanatyam and Odissi.
The event was held on the 11th of March, 2015 at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi.