Emancipation of art

- August 8, 2022
| By : Patriot Bureau |

Conceptualized by Kathak maestro, Padmashri recipient Guru Shovana Narayan, the 20th edition of the LalitArpan Festival is a feast of performances that celebrates 75 years of India’s independence from colonial rule

The event will explore the term ‘azadi’ and the associated ‘swabhiman’ through Kathak and Kathakali performances, and traditional theatre. The first day will feature two performances: Padmashri Shovana Narayan’s “Roop-Vidroop” which is a re-enactment of the true emotional and heart-rending saga of an acid attack survivor, and “Kshaatra Baalaa”, a stree-vesham style of the dance form by Prabal Gupta. The second day will feature a hard-hitting play titled “Lallan Miss”, based on transgender Rajkumari‘s real-life story by Rama Pandey Natya Vidya Foundation. Guru Shovana’s Asavari Repertory is credited with many path-breaking works, sensitive portrayals of social issues and explorations of rhythmic dimensions in terms of soundscapes, emotional scapes, and thought-provoking presentations on various themes and subjects, which have been performed all over the country and abroad.

When: 10-11 August, 7 pm

Where: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre

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