A Contemporary Bharatanatyam Production
Jyotsna Shourie’s Dance Centre
Date & Time: 23rd November – Wednesday (7 PM)
Venue: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Note: Entry is complimentary. Passes available at hclconcerts website
India 18 November 2016: Varanasi – A Gateway to Moksha: Varanasi, an ancient yet vibrant city has eternally been linked with the attainment of peace and salvation and believed to be the holiest of all pilgrimage sites. It is a city predominated by the holy Ganges, which flows gently, absorbing the sins of millions. Through the medium of film and slides, time honored characteristics of Varanasi are highlighted, including temples, the ghats and the beautiful evening aarti. This is a city associated with religious rites that leads one to the cessation of the cycle of birth and rebirth.
Jyotsna Shourie: Internationally renowned dancer and choreographer, Jyotsna Shourie is recognized as one of the finest exponents of Bharatanatyam. She humbly acknowledges the huge debt she owes to her Guru Sri Kalyanasunderam Pillai. She established her dance company The Jyotsna Shourie’s Dance Centre in New Delhi in 1990 as a learning center for the skills and values of Bharatanatyam. Her productions include The Sound of Music, The Birth of Jesus, The Radha Chalisa, The Gita Govindam, Alice in Wonderland, Noddy in Nrityaland, Krishna Chalisa, Varanasi - A Gateway to Moksha, Tradition and Inspiration, Cosmic Rhythms and Face to Face.
About HCL Concerts: The conservation and promotion of India’s art and cultural heritage is very close to HCL’s heart. To this end, HCL has been organizing HCL Concerts for over 18 years, dedicated to identifying, evolving and promoting talent rooted in the glorious heritage of Indian classical performing arts. Concerts under the umbrella of HCL Concerts are organized in Delhi NCR and Chennai across various venues every month throughout the year. These concerts are free to attend and are enriched by the presence of luminaries in the field of Indian classical performing arts.
Over the years, HCL Concerts has evolved into a unique platform for the exceptionally talented veterans as well as upcoming artists – be it dancers, vocalists or instrumentalists. Over 400 artists have graced this platform and have contributed towards reinvigorating the Indian classical performing arts. While there have been spellbinding performances by legends such as Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt, HCL Concerts has also provided a platform for the rare genres of performing arts like Dhrupad, Rudra Veena and Gaudiya Nritya to name a few.