Festival INDIAN AUTUMN 2019Concert Diwali Tarang or Waves of LightsFrom darkness to the light ...
The INDIAN AUTUMN Festival 2019 presents the Gala concert Diwali Tarang or “Waves of Lights” which will take place at the Gertrude Street Theater on November 1 at 19.00.
On Diwali, lights illuminate every corner of India, accompanied by joy, sense of unity and hope. Lighting the space with lamps is an expression of reverence for heaven. Indians believe that during Diwali, Lakshmi and Ganesha, the patrons of prosperity and the elimination of obstacles, should visit every home. Diwali is replete with various legends, but the central theme of all stories is the immortal truth – good triumphs over evil, the light of knowledge illuminates the darkness of ignorance. Diwali lights illuminate not only houses but also hearts, reminding that the inner light should be reflected from the outside. The rows of lamps, all lit at the same time, serve as an indicator of the unity of people’s intention to multiply Truth, Joy and Beauty.
The idea of the Diwali Tarang concert is to gather wonderful performers of different styles of Indian classical dance for truly festive event. No one becomes a master just like that. First, a spark of interest arises, from which the flame of skill can flare up. Different schools of classical dance and unique features of each performer will lead the viewer along the waves of unlimited Indian dance, just like on the Diwali festival lit lamps are sent along the waves of rivers and lakes. The alternative space of the Gertrude Street Theater will provide a warm if slightly informal atmosphere where everyone is welcomed and Diwali festive lights fill the hearts with joy.Indian classical dance is the oldest historically documented form of dance art, first mentioned in the Rigveda in 1500 BC.It was performed originally by temple dancers whose role was no less important than that of the priests. The dance compositions are based on the legends of gods and heroes; the dance speaks of wisdom and morality while remaining visually beautiful and aesthetically refined. It is characteristic of all nine styles of Indian dance, however, each of them has its own unique technique and presentation features that have developed over the centuries in different parts of India. The festival program will feature 5 styles of classical dance performed by participants from five countries.
SHARMILA SHARMA (India)Kristina Luna Dolinina and Natya Devi Dance Theater (Lithuania)Anvita Pandei, Maria Sevostianova (Switzerland)Kathak Dance School of Natalia Garanina (Latvia)
Premal Madina and Nataraj Dance Company (Latvia)
Elena Tarasova (Studio APSARA, Russia)
● Mohini Attam
Ksenia Lawrence (Studio Orient, Russia)
Gaura Nataraj, Padmini Sridevi and Studio Bharata (Latvia)
Balraj Singh (India)Tomas Drunga (Lithuania)
Tickets can be purchased at the Biļešu Serviss box office.The evening is organized by the Indian Cultural Center BHARATA and the North Indian Kathak Dance School under the direction of Natalia Garanina.
The event is supported by the Embassy of India in Sweden and Latvia.
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