An evening of classical Indian and contemporary dance works presented by Anaya Vasudha Bolar
Hot from her success as a category finalist in BBC Young Dance in 2015 and 2017, Anaya Bolar presents an evening of classical Indian and contemporary dance works supported by Arts Council England, Sampad, Phizzical & Chitraleka Dance Company.
The evening will begin with TRI consisting of Shri Rajarajeshwari Ashtakam, an eight stanzas devotional poem in dedication to the Divine mother, Goddess Parvati. It describes her heavenly beauty, her benevolent nature towards all who worship upon her name and the strength she embodies and bestows to her devotees. In Ashtapadi, Radha, seated by the riverside tells her friend of her beloved Lord Krishna; As she recalls the stories of the moments they shared; she begs her friend to bring Krishna to her, as every time she thinks of him; she feels the five arrows of Cupid strike her heart. In Confluence, Anaya is accompanied by live musicians and Kathak dancer Shyam Dattani to show the contrast between devotion and love and how they are matched with the playful echoes.