Timeless, beautiful, expressive. Dance is all three, and much more. Classical dance in India is a language. With its ancient origins, it is a medium of communicating knowledge, expressing emotions and creating aesthetic pleasure. Kasturitilakam – conceived and choreographed by Guru Mythili Raghavan – explores each of these dimensions.
Lord Krishna, playing his divine, melodious flute, has touched the hearts of millions. Stories of this beloved god find their way into languages, music and culture all over India. His naughty pranks as a child, his strength and bravery as a young man, his divine love for Radha and the other gopis, his accompaniment of the Pandavas during their exile, and ultimately, the Bhagvad Gita, the immortal treatise delivered to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra – these stories strike a chord in hearts everywhere.
Guru Mythili Raghavan’s Kasturitilakam will give you a glimpse of many of these well-loved tales. Drawing from songs in different languages, Kasturitilakam employs both classical Bharatanatyam and popular folk dances to transport you to Lord Krishna’s world.
Hope to see you there!
Venue: IIM, Indore
Date and time: 6th July, 2013; 18:30