Location: Auditorium & Atrium
Date: Sat, 2011/06/04 (All day)
– Photography Exhibition – Saturday 4 June
– Exhibition of colour and black & white photographs
by Avinash Pasricha, of Kshama Rau’s abhinaya.
– Odissi dance recital ‘Sanchari Bhava’
by Kshama Rau depicting Nayikas Abhisarika, Khanditha and Swadheena Bhartrika from ‘Geetha Govinda
Renowned Jnanapith Award winning writer Prof U. R. AnanthaMurthy
Photography exhibition sponsored by Mr. M. V. Ranna.
Venue: Alliance Francaise Bangalore (AFB), June 5
th Sunday, 6:30 p.mth Sunday, 6:30 p.m
Contact: 080 – 65328535
A L L A R E W E L C O M E
Sanchari Bhava is conceptualized by Kshama Rau, a senior disciple of Padmavibhushana Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. Legendary Guru’s visualization of rich medieval poetry of Jayadeva’s ‘Geetha Govinda’, depicts Nayikas in such depth and detail, embellished with innumerable ‘Sanchari Bhavas’, or improvisations of the main mood of ‘Shringara’ or Love.
Ace photographer, Avinash Pasricha, whose passion for capturing fleeting moments of dance, with his brilliant lensmanship and subtle use of light creates magic, while the art of abhinaya unfolds bringing our many moods and shades of love performed by Kshama Rau.
Kshama Rau, the daughter of Jnanpith Award winning writer and reputed reviver of Yakshagana theatre of Karnataka, Dr. K Shivarama Karanth, was brought up in a cultural ambience. With theater and dance in her blood, she participated in her father’s dance ballets and learnt Bharatanatyam as a young girl.
Attracted by the intrinsic grace and beauty of Odissi, Kshama started learning the dance form at Kalakshetra, Chennai. She was inspired and guided in her pursuit of dance by the doyen of Indian dance, Rukmini Devi Arundale.
With several years of intense and dedicated training under Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, she has evolved into an artiste of the finest caliber, possessing an intrinsic grace and sinuousness.
Leading photographer, Avinash Pasricha has been capturing the performing arts since 1960.
He belongs to a family of photographers and was the photo editor of SPAN magazine from 1960 to 1997.
Over the last four decades his photographs have been widely published in National Geographic and Life and he also made audio-visuals on Indian dance forms and on renowned musicians Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Begum Akhtar and Kumar Gandharva.
He has co-authored several books on Indian dance including Odissi, Kathak and Kuchipudi, Rhythm in Joy, Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Kumar Gandharva and Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.
She has performed extensively as a soloist in India and abroad, and won accolades from scholars, critiques and art connoisseurs. . She runs her own school for Odissi, ‘Nrityashilpa’ in Bangalore