Antar-Yatra – The Journey Within


By Our Entertainment Bureau

KOLKATA/BHUBANESWAR:An annual fund raiser, choreographed and directed by Sharmila Biswas, Founder of the Odissi Vision & Movement Centre, Kolkata – supporting the dreams of over 6000 children.

National Voluntary organisation Aim for Seva in association with Kolkata’s Odissi Vision & Movement centre is back with its annual fund raiser.

The event “Antar-Yatra, The Journey Within” will be a dance narrative that amalgamates three popular classical dance forms of the coast of the Coromandal: Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi and Odissi. This dance-narrative will tour seven cities (Chennai (July 16) – Pune (July 18) – Mumbai (July 20) – Kolkata (July 23) – Delhi (July 27) – Bangalore (July 30) – Bhubaneswar (August 3) .

The dance narrative is choreographed and directed by classical dancer Sharmila Biswas noted for her originality, technique and stage design. Through the art of puppetry and pinnal kollattam, Antar -Yatra invites the audience to travel between the real and the make believe, and interpret for themselves.

“I am seeking to bring out the inner domain, the aatma speaking of course, from the point of view of women traditional artistes and taking recourse to three classical dance forms, Kuchipudi, Odissi and Bharatanatya,” explains the choreographer-director Biswas.

The choreography for this production involves the intensity of traditional movement skills combined with contemporary concepts and features dancers Srijan Chatterjee, Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya, Amrita Lahiri and Sashwati Garai Ghosh.

Sheela Balaji, Chairperson and Managing Trustee of AIM for Seva, explains, “At AIM for Seva, our aim is to educate rural India. Our Free Student Hostels across India provide a nurturing environment and enable children from rural areas to flourish. This fund raiser is to support this cause”.Donor passes are available at Bookmyshow, Explara and GoEventz.


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