Dancer Geeta Chandran to Perform BHAKTI PRAVAH in New Delhi

Dancer Geeta Chandran to Perform BHAKTI PRAVAH in New DelhiThe Chinmaya Mission opens its current cultural season with an evening entitled "CELEBRATING BHAKTI". 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, 16 September 2017, at the Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, 89 Lodi Estate, New Delhi-110003.

Entry by Donor Cards @Rs. 500, available at the Bookshops at both the Chinmaya Centre of World Understanding, 89, Lodi Road AND at Chinmaya Ranjan, H-1589, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi-110019

An introduction by Swami Prakarshananda, Head, Delhi Chinmaya Mission, will be followed by BHAKTI PRAVAH classical dance performance by (Padmashri) Geeta Chandran, who is also this year's Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee for Bharatanatyam.

In her Bhakti Pravah presentation Dancer Geeta Chandran will explore aspects of Bhakti through both Varnana (Descriptive) and Anavarnana (Slow Unveiling) thereby revealing both the pratyaksh and apratyaksh paths in the search for spiritual solace.

Geeta Chandran will be accompanied by Guru S. Shankar on Nattuvangam; Smt. Sudha Raghuraman on Vocals; Manohar Balatchandirane on Mridangam; Rohit Prasanna on flute, and Raghavendra Prasad on Violin. Technical Director: Milind Srivastav. Make-Up: Brij.

In her performances, celebrated artist and star-performer GEETA CHANDRAN skilfully weaves abstract notions of Joy, Beauty, Values, Aspirations, Myth and Spirituality.

A polymath artist, Geeta Chandran is celebrated not only for her deep and composite understanding of the art of Bharatanatyam, but also for her Carnatic music (she is a trained and accomplished vocalist), her work in television, video and film, theatre, choreography, dance education, dance activism and dance-issue journalism.

Geeta Chandran is Founder-President of Natya-Vriksha and Artistic Director of the Natya Vriksha Dance Company, known for the high aesthetic quality of its group presentations.

In her effort to "en-dance the universe," she engages in a strategic range of dance-related activities: performing, teaching, conducting, singing, collaborating, organizing, writing and speaking to new youth audiences.

Geeta was awarded the prestigious national award -- Padma Shri -- by the President of India in 2007. She has also just been conferred the equally prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2016-17.

PHOTO CREDIT: Amrita Sruthi

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