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Description- Upstage Insider presents a classic amalgamation of Odissi and Bharatanatyam:
Shringara – Tales of Love & Betrayal

Shringara is literally the rasa of love amongst the Navarasas or the nine major emotions. Love and Betrayal are sentiments which are universal and ever present since the human race gained consciousness.

Thus, the story of a heroine pining with a sweet pain for her Lord to come and meet her and stop playing this game of hide and seek with her making her ecstatically anxious with love for him, is not just the love of the heroine for her hero, it also your love for your hero which we all must have felt once in our lives at least when we newly fell into love and couldn’t wait to meet our beloved.

Similarly, when Radha discovers that Krishna came to her after spending an amorous night with another woman, the deeply saddening heartbreak she feels at this betrayal is also sadly experienced by many of us mortals. The pangs of jealousy, the angst at this humiliation and the dejection the heroine feels in this other story is as relevant today as it was then.

Through these metaphysically mythological tales of Love & Betrayal we aim at taking the audience on a journey through the deepest recesses of their emotions, feeling loved, feeling betrayed, but ultimately letting go of one’s ego and uniting with their Hero, their Lord at last.

About The Artists:

Tanya Saxena:
Having trained rigorously under the watchful eyes of renowned Bharatanatyam Guru, Padma Bhushan Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan, and honed her skills under the gifted dancer Rama Vaidyanathan, Tanya continues to explore, practice and delve into the depths of Bharatanatyam.
Till date Tanya has presented over 150 performances at stages across the world. An empaneled artist with the ICCR and a graded artist of Doordarshan, she treats each performance as a new learning experience. Blessed with a strong stage presence, Tanya’s dance has been appreciated for it’s clean lines and geometry, subtle expressions and above all the love for dance that shines through. She especially relishes performing and interacting with children through the non-profit Spicmacay.
Tanya is a recipient of the 2017 Scholarship to Young Artists instituted by the Indian Government to promote young talent in the arts. She holds a Master’s in Performing Arts from Tanjavur University, and is currently teaching at her Guru’s institute, Ganesa Natyalaya in New Delhi.

Madhur Gupta:
He embodies the refined grace and delicately intricate elegance of the highly lyrical art of Odissi dance. His journey into the transcendental world of classical dance and music began at a fairly early age.
Beginning his initial training in Kathak with great gurus like Padma Vibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj, he was strongly drawn towards Odissi under Guru Madhavi Mudgal. After being trained in the fundamentals by Padma Shri Madhavi Mudgal at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and a galaxy of star gurus at Rudrakshya Foundation in Orissa, Madhur is currently in advanced training under the renowned danseuse, Guru Sharon Lowen in New Delhi.
Maintaining the soft lilting quality of Padma Vibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s style of Odissi, Madhur has an equal command over the strong rhythmic footwork and the art of subtle abhinaya.
Besides training under his Gurus, Madhur has also been actively teaching, performing and conducting workshops. Few of his major performances include India International Centre (New Delhi), Kalidas Samaroh (Bhopal), Natarajothsava (Mysore), Indradhanush Dilli (New Delhi), Lalit Group’s Shiv Vivaha (Khajuraho), Spic Macay (Kanpur tour & few in Delhi NCR) and more, as a soloist and with his Gurus.
Madhur also has been published, featured and contributes to national dailies like The Hindu, The Times of India, The Asian Age, The Indian Express; mostly on Indian classical dance and music.


Date- 31 March, 7:00 Pm

Venue- Roseate House New Delhi

Asset 10, Aerocity, Delhi, India 110037