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Antar Yatra CLASSICAL DANCE PERFORMANCE ART HINDI
The Music Academy: Chennai,
New No. 168 (Old No. 306), T.T.K. Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600014, India
The theme of the dance production for this year is ‘Temple Dance Traditions’. Apasara, the celestial dancers, occupy a major space in Indian mythology. The temple dancers, the court dancers and other professional dancers of the past consider themselves the incarnations of the Apsaras. They have the privilege of knowing the sixty-four Kalas. They are the Vidyadharis. They exist simultaneously in the mystic and the real worlds. They engage in intimate dialogue with the abstract, and bring the essence of it to the common man. Using Odishi, Bharathnatyam and Kuchipudi, the performers attempt to capture the life and the artistic vision and the inner domain of the women dancers of India, from the past to the present.