Staff Reporter

Bangalore: Malavika Sarukkai, Bharatanatyam dancer, is staging a performance in Bangalore called “Ganga Nitya Vaahini - The Eternal River”.

The performance is a beautiful representation of the physical and metaphysical journey of the Ganga through dance.

Explaining the thought behind the performance, Ms. Sarukkai said, “The river Ganga traverses physical terrain and metaphysical spaces. As she journeys, she meets other rivers, gathering their flows within her until she surrenders her identity to the ocean… reflecting the great philosophical truth of Advaita. A witness to the relentless cycle of birth and death, to the sacred and the profane, to purity and pollution, Ganga laments…”

Vibrant dance form

Ms. Sarukkai has been presenting Bharatanatyam as a vibrant and meaningful dance form of today to audiences across the world for well over two decades.

She likes to innovate the traditional dance form in a contemporary manner to appeal to younger and modern audiences.

Her most remarkable achievement is her ability to stay within the rules of Bharatanatyam, yet bring creative variations linked to interesting themes.

She will give her performance at the Chowdaiah Memorial Hall on March 21 at 7 p.m.

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