Seven Shades of Indian Dance

Saptavarna: Seven Shades of Dance

An Indian Dance Spectacular

Saptavarna: Seven Shades of Dance will showcase on one stage seven major dance forms of India: Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Kuchupudi, Mohiniyattam, Kathak, Manipuri, and Contemporary.

Each of the seven dance forms will be presented by eminent exponents of that form, comprising a total of twenty accomplished dancers from India. The program will feature an item entitled “The Bhagavad Gita: The Journey of Life,” which will explore—in dance and music—the spirituality and timeless lessons of that sacred text.

This extraordinary production was conceptualized by Director Aruna Mohanty, who is also responsible for overall choreography. One of India’s leading dancers and choreographers, Mohanty has received a number of awards for her work, including the Sangeeta Natak Akademi Award and the Padma Shree Award from the Government of India.

A production of this scale necessarily has a pan-Indian, multicultural, multilingual approach. It promises further a delightful amalgam of different genres of music, a variety of colorful costumes, and captivating lighting and set design.

Director: Padma Shree Anruna Mohanty (Bhubaneshwar), Odissi

Co-choreographers: Anitha Guha (Chennai), Bharatanatyam | Janardhan Raj Urs (Bengaluru), Contemporary | Monisha Nayak (New Delhi), Kathak | Pallavi Krishnan (Kerala), Mohiniyattam | Avijit Das (Bengaluru), Kuchupudi | Priti Patel (Kolkata), Manipuri

Purchase Tickets

Admission: $40 (VIP seating, first 5 rows) or $30 (General Admission). Free for 2019 subscription patrons of the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego.

Saptavarna: Seven Shades of Dance is a co-presentation of the CWM’s Odissi Dance School and the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego.