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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.

CAST:

Krishna: Shiburam Mohanta/Raj Kumar Sharma

Kansa: Upendra Singh

Dronacharya: Arun Khichi

Duryodhana: Shashikant Mohanta

Arjun: Swapan Majumdar

Karna: Ram Hari

Bhishma: Neeraj

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