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TALK & DANCE To mark Mahavir Jayanti 2017
April 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm| Free
To mark Mahavir Jayanti 2017, The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) cordially invites you to:
LECTURE: The Colours of Desire on the Canvas of Restraint: The Jaina Way
by Sudhamahi Regunathan
Jaina Scholar and Former Vice Chancellor of Jain Vishva Bharati University, Rajasthan
CHAIR: Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA
ANEKANTA – Solo Bharatanatyam by (Padmashri) Geeta Chandran
Inspired by the scholarship of Sudhamahi Regunathan
Dancer (Padmashri) Geeta Chandran’s ANEKANTA is a significant moment in dance.
Why is it significant? It is significant at many levels. At one level it is a fascinating continuum to a tradition of imbuing dance with philosophy. It is even more significant that Geeta should have chosen the essence of Jaina philosophy, Anekanta, for her presentation because Jainism has always been considered to be dry and severe. Where is the rasa, people ask. And Geeta is showcasing the answer today.
At yet another level, Anekanta is the mantra for a peaceful non-violent society and by choosing that as central to her choreography, Geeta Chandran is raising an artist’s voice for peace.
Anekanta is a Jaina concept built on the idea that truth is multi-dimensional.