An evening of Bharatanatyam

Sat 24 November, 07:30 PM, Sadler's Wells Theatre


Renjith Babu and Neha Mondal Chakravarty are part of new generation of classical Indian dance, pushing the borders of bharatnatyam and elevating the art of the jugalbandi (duet).

In this special duet, the classical trained soloist artists Renjith and Neha, alumnies of the renowned Kalakshetra, deliver classical Bharata Natyam with its emphasis on straight lines and precise geometry, and a deep spiritual experience. Their performances are filled with “brilliant and unexpected choreographical twists” (India Herald) while working within a traditional framework.

Opening the dance programme of Darbar Festival 2018, curated Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan, this exciting duo perform an unusual new work by the bharatanatyam and contemporary dance artist Mavin Khoo in collaboration with vocalist Vishnudev Namboothiri. Accompanied by a live orchestra, the pair explore the balance between creation and destruction, and the paired forces of Shiva and Kali.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Vijna Vasudevan is no longer performing in An Evening of Bharatanatyam and will be replaced by Neha Mondal Chakravarty.


Renjith Babu bharatnatyam dance

Neha Mondal Chakravarty bharatnatyam dance

Vishnudev Namboothiri collaborative vocalist 

BC Manjunath mridangam

Easwar Ramakrishnan carnatic violin

Mavin Khoo  nattuvangam

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