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August 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm| Rs. 300 - Rs. 2500
Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra presents 41st edition of Krishna dance-drama on the occasion of Janmashtami.
Focusing on some of the lesser known aspects of Krishna’s life, both as a child and during the great war of Mahabharata, the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra (SBKK) is presenting its annual dance-drama KRISHNA on the occasion of Janmashtami
Says Shobha Deepak Singh, Director of the ballet and Vice Chairperson, SBKK: ‘The first Krishna ballet was presented in 1977 to a full house and we have seen the same interest in Krishna’s life year after year. This is the 41st edition of the ballet and the passionate zeal to present Krishna every year arises out of the paradox of his dual personality. His leela consisting of his dallying with the gopis, butter stealing his romance with Radha – all have risen from the Bhakti movement. On the other hand, there is the statesman Krishna who embraces divine intervention in the war of Mahabharata and most importantly his imparting the Gita upadesha. In today’s times, where wars are still fought over land, property and materialism all the time, it is Krishna’s message that continues to evoke righteousness in all of us.”
The ballet has rich production values and is far grander in aesthetics this year. “My inspiration comes from the research that I do by reading a lot and watching other plays. The dialogues have been rendered by Manohar Singh and the dance forms range from martial arts forms like mayurbhanj chau and kalaripayattu to softer, creative contemporary styles,” she concludes.
Krishna: Shiburam Mohanta/Raj Kumar Sharma
Kansa: Upendra Singh
Dronacharya: Arun Khichi
Duryodhana: Shashikant Mohanta
Arjun: Swapan Majumdar
Karna: Ram Hari
Shishupal: Gurpal Singh
Sudama & Shakuni: R S Negi
Radha: Geeta Bhatt
Draupadi: Madhvi Mohanta
Gandhari: Suchita Das Tithi
Date – August 11, 2017
Time – 6:30 pm
Venue – Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi-110001
Entry – Tickets Price – Rs 300 to Rs 2500, Available at -: Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra (SBKK), Copernicus Marg, New Delhi