Kunthi- Ek Katha
Duration: 2 hrs
The story of Kunti from the Mahabharata illustrates our rich heritage. Kunti was a strong woman who had to bear a multitude of disasters in her life, very silently. KUNTHI- EK KATHAA builds up Kunti’s persona little by little, with episodes, which have marked her life.
Kunti is a woman who speaks to our hearts, whom we can understand, and sympathise with. Kunti’s character becomes real to us. She is not just another name in a great epic.
Duration: 2 hrs
Portrays the various highlights in the lives of women, the sufferings and joys that are part of a woman’s life. This dance ballet sensitively portrays the strengths of a woman whose husband has left her humiliated – for another woman, the joy that a mother feels at the birth of a child and the disappointment of society at the birth of a girl child….
Deepashikha is about women finding the courage to face and overcome inequality.
Freedom is it?
Duration: 60 mins
Freedom is a value held dear by people throughout history, across all cultures. In nations around the world, great and small, flags are lifted and voices raised in tribute to it. Freedom however is strangely ephemeral. It is something like breathing; one only becomes acutely aware of its importance when one is choking.
The dance depicts these trappings created due to restricting social norms, corruption and greed. It shows the need to be free but the inability to let go or change the existing structure.
Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins
Ramayana belongs to a class of literature known in Sanskrit as Kavya (poetry). It is the great and glorious Indian epic that has been treasured for over 10 thousand years. The Nritya Ramanyana is a story of Rama, told through the Bharatanatyam style of dance. Based on the popular songs in Marathi, the Nritya Ramayana unfolds the story Rama and his war with Ravana.
Duration: 1 hr
Each act of terrorism is a “performance” devised to have an impact on large audiences. It is commonly held that the distinctive nature of terrorism lies in its intentional and specific selection of civilians as direct targets. Much of its time, the victims of terrorism are targeted not because they are threats but because their suffering accomplishes the terrorist’s goal of instilling fear, getting their message out to an audience or otherwise satisfying the demands of their often radical, religious and political agendas.
AATANK discusses the phenomenon of terrorism and its impacts on society and the need for peace.