Veena C Seshadri on ‘Jaanami Jaanaki’: ‘Celebrating Sita’s knowledge and braveness’

Veena C Sheshadri in stills from the production

Veena C Sheshadri in stills from the manufacturing
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Veena C Seshadri , an acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer, was a theatrical efficiency that was rooted in dance and music. That’s when she determined to give you Jaanami Jaanaki: ARelentless Saga, a solo manufacturing that celebrates Sita and girls. Taken from Valmiki Ramayana, the Sanskrit manufacturing is directed by movie and theatre actor-director Okay Suchendra Prasad.

“The manufacturing focusses on Sita. She symbolises braveness, energy, endurance and persistence. Her life was not straightforward. She had her struggles as a spouse, mom, and daughter, which immediately’s girls can establish with. Jaanami Jaanaki celebrates Sita and her knowledge and compassion; it depicts her as a fighter, counsellor, healer and nurturer.”

Veena says, “Sita teaches us to carry out our duties as a spouse and mom with persistence, but she fights and stands her floor in opposition to injustice. One doesn’t must be a warrior to battle. You simply have to observe your path.”

We’re self-indulgent, now, Veena feels. “We battle for our personal identification. There may be a lot ‘I’ in every little thing that we do. Sita is in comparison with the earth — she weathers all seasons and in addition bears life, however can flip right into a volcano when she is in opposition to injustice.”

Veena doesn’t like calling her manufacturing drama, dance or music. “I’d say it’s a performance-based presentation as I don’t consider in defining arts or limiting it to bop, music or theatre. I see it as an amalgamation. It’s just like the Natyashastra, which incorporates all performing arts.”

About Prasad being part of this manufacturing, Veena says, that the 2 had collaborated on different tasks. Veena has additionally been part of the Sanskrit function movie Ekachankram, directed by Prasad. “That was once I approached him to direct this manufacturing as I’ve directed most of my works and wished a brand new perspective for Sita”.

Jaanami Jaanaki symbolises our roles in life too, Veena says. “Every of us performs a special position day by day. That’s what is projected on to the efficiency.”

Jaanami Jaanaki, with music by Deepak Paramashivan, can be staged on March 8, 6.30pm at Seva Sadan, Malleshwaram. It’s open to all.

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