An Odissi interpretation of Tagore’s Natir Puja

Sharmila Mukerjee in stills from the dance ballet

Sharmila Mukerjee in stills from the dance ballet
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Dancer’s Worship, an Odissi dance manufacturing, is choreographed by Odissi dancer Sharmila Mukerjee. The dance relies on Rabindranath Tagore’s play Natir Puja, says Sharmila. “The dance drama revolves round a courtesan known as Srimati. Natir Puja interprets to ‘devotion of the court-dancer’ and it talks concerning the untainted spirit of this humble dancer, who perceives herself as undeserving even to be current within the presence of Buddha’s teachings.”

Sharmila says she selected this explicit work for her dance ballet as she didn’t need to do an everyday adaptation. “I wished to work with one thing that was not tailored earlier than. Natir Puja is a few dancer’s non secular journey and on the similar time takes a crucial have a look at Buddhism, which at the moment was creating an imbalance in society. I discovered this side attention-grabbing.”

The dancer, who’s a pupil of the late Kelucharan Mohapatra, says it’s her purpose to usher in extra children to classical dance types with dance choreographies. “The inspiration for Odissi is strongly laid by Kelu Babu, our work is a small try and preserve this legacy alive and in addition protecting our creativity ticking”.

Sharmila says, the ballet is predominantly Odissi, with a little bit of Chau and a spot of karate. “One among my college students who’s into the martial artwork does the karate.” Sharmila will carry out with an ensemble from her dance faculty, Sanjali.

The manufacturing might be offered on July 30 at Bangalore Worldwide Centre, Domlur, at 6.30pm. Tickets on BookMyShow.

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