The victory of good over bad

The victory of good over bad

Magnificent Ballet

The victory of good over bad

The dance ensemble ‘Natyanjali’ presented Sambhawami Yuge Yuge in the City recently. The popular dance ballet was performed at the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan to a packed house. The ballet was based on the glory of Lord Krishna and his various avatar.

“I titled it as Sambhawami Yuge Yuge as it was about Krishna and how in Bhagwad Gita he declares that he will appear in every yug to reinstate good over evil. My dance group has been performing it for a long time in the City along with other dance ballets,” says Ashok Kumar, the choreographer and a dancer.

Ashok had trained 14 of his students for around six months for the ballet along with conceiving and choreographing.

The performance opened with Ganesha Stuti praising Lord Ganesha. This was followed by Thodayam, an invocation piece, praising various gods like Rama, Krishna and Venkateshwara.

“The main characters in the ballet were students who have trained under me for the last 15 years and most of them are senior students. We have been practising for the last six months and have performed in various places. The ballet has got a lot of appreciation from the audience whenever we have performed it,” adds Ashok.

Besides the perfect coordination and the choreography, what really attracted the audience was the conceptualisation and the costumes. The dancers were dressed in beautiful hues with peacock feathers attached to them.

“I have seen the group performing earlier as well and they were pretty good. I like the concept and the music that has been used for the ballet. The whole concept of victory of the good over bad has been portrayed very well,” says Suchith Verma, a member of the audience.

The portrayal of Krishna was done very differently and yet the essence of the dictum was kept intact.

 “While most would prefer to name it Dasavatar, I decided to name it something else and have also tried to choreograph the ballet differently. It was a good experience and we are working on different pieces as well. Hopefully, we will come up with a different ballet next time,” sums up Ashok.

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