Press Esc to close
Saturday 23 August 2014
News updated at 8:45 PM IST
Weather
Max: 30°C
Min : 20°C
In Bangalore
Cloudy sky

Two eras on stage

Nov 14, 2012 DHNS

Face to Face’, a unique production was performed at Khicha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, by the dancers of ‘Jyotsna Shourie’s Dance Centre’, recently.

The ornate stage, the foggy effects and the changing lighting added to the magical evening. The graceful performance with the interesting concept left the crowd highly impressed. 

‘Face to Face’, an attempt to compare and bring together two mythological characters, was presented in such a way as to have relevance in today’s times. Jyotsna brought together two iconic women, Sita and Draupadi on the same stage.   

The dance performance represented Draupadi as the multi-faceted beauty, who could be fiery or compassionate, according to the situations and Sita, an embodiment of loyalty and courage, yet having powerful inner strength.


Jyotsna, who conceptualised, and choreographed for ‘Face to Face’ said, “It would be wrong to say, as some would, that Sita was more submissive and Draupadi more aggressive.

Sita was born in an earlier age when idealism prevailed, and Draupadi in a later one, when adharmic methods were used to meet one’s goals. Their personalities were moulded by the times in which they lived. “‘Face to Face’ is a fragment of their story, with an English narrative that reaches out to everyone,” said Jyotsna.

The dancers that performed were Nandita Kalaan, Aneesha Grover, Ishita Matharu, Sana Hasan and Abhimanyu Sharma. The music for the production was composed and sung by veteran Carnatic vocalist O S Arun, and the voice-over was done by Aftab Seth, Sharmila Livingston, and Jyotsna Shourie.

Dancer Vani Ganapathy said, “There were many aspects of the show that I was impressed with, including how each of the performers had such emotions on their faces. It was really nice to see so many people from the City here, to encourage them.”

Seetha Goswamy, a member of the audience said, “The concept was very interesting. To see how Jyotsna had brought both Sita and Draupadi, from two different eras, together, was fascinating.”

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bengaluru Archbishop Bernard Moras paying his last respect to Poet U R Ananthmurthy ...

Bengaluru Archbishop Bernard Moras paying his last respect to Poet U R Ananthmurthy ...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her daughter Aaradhya arrives at Sanganer air port in Jaipur ...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her daughter Aaradhya arrives at Sanganer air port in Jaipur ...

Arun Jaitley  during the commissioning of  Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette INS Kamorta ...

Arun Jaitley during the commissioning of Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette INS Kamorta ...

Bollywood actress Vaani Kapoor walks the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week ...

Bollywood actress Vaani Kapoor walks the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week ...

Actor Jackie Shroff distributes prizes for the Ganeshotsav mandals in Thane, Mumbai ...

Actor Jackie Shroff distributes prizes for the Ganeshotsav mandals in Thane, Mumbai ...

Wreckage of a car after an accident at Inderlok in New Delhi ...

Wreckage of a car after an accident at Inderlok in New Delhi ...

Jnanpith awardee UR Ananthamurthy's mortal remains being carried for last rites in Bengaluru ...

Jnanpith awardee UR Ananthamurthy's mortal remains being carried for last rites in Bengaluru ...

British Parliamentarians (green) during a friendly rugby match with Indian players in Mumbai ...

British Parliamentarians (green) during a friendly rugby match with Indian players in Mumbai ...

Former New Zealand Captain Stephen Fleming taking a selfie with female fans in Mumbai ...

Former New Zealand Captain Stephen Fleming taking a selfie with female fans in Mumbai ...

Actress Shruthi Haasan during the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 in Mumbai ...

Actress Shruthi Haasan during the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 in Mumbai ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523