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Lec Dem on Exploring Tandav - LASYA


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Lec Dem on Exploring Tandav - LASYA

Conceptualized by Swapnokalpa Dasgupta

On Friday, 6th April 2018, 4.00 pm onwards

This lecture cum demonstration will explore three different Indian classical dance forms, and show how they incorporate both Tandav (vigorous/masculine) and Lasya (soft/ feminine), offering a balance of cosmic energies in their exposition.

The Tandava aspect is characterized by sharp, forceful movements whereas the Lasya elements are represented by movements that are soft and fluid.

This duality which is a recurring theme in Indian classical dance will be showcased through multiple dance forms depicting mythological characters.

About the Performers:

Swapnokalpa Dasgupta (Odissi) will portray the warrior princess Chitrangada who transforms from the brave warrior (Tandav style) to a beautiful, delicate woman (Lasya style) in order to entice Arjuna.

Jayalakshmi and Anand Satchitananda (Bharatanatyam) will present Ardhanareshwar portrayed through Lord Shiva (Tandav style) and Goddess Parvati (Lasya style).

Latasana Devi (Manipuri) - The cassical dance form Manipuri defined the Tandav and Lasya styles of dancing. It is the only dance form that has different costumes for these two styles.

Date: Friday 6th April 2018

Time: 4.00 pm onwards