Hyderabad : ‘Essence of Life’, a unique dance performance with five different dance forms viz.
Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam and Odissi inspired by the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, renowned spiritual and philosophical thinker is to be performed tomorrow i.e. Saturday, 12th October 2013 as part of the ongoing Hydourite festival. This is a rare and unusual performance in more than one ways. It is rare because five different dance forms— Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam and Odissi are combined in one single performance. All girls below thirty years including a Japaness girl Masako Ono from Japan perform solo in the beginning and end with Thillana where all of them perform simultaneously on one stage.
Essence of Life’ brings an experience that is enchanting, life affirming and invigorating all at the same time and features prominent artists from established dance traditions viz. Achuta Manasa (Kathak), Smitha Madhav (Bharatanatyam), Prateeksha Kashi (Kuchipudi), Rashmi Menon (Mohiniattam) and Masako Ono from Japan (Odissi) coming together to communicate deeper philosophical issues in a meaningful manner. Renowned Singers Padmashree Hariharan and Sanjeev Abhyankar have lent their voice to the compositions. While classical dance performances take inspiration mostly from epics & mythologies, Essence of Life shares significant aspects of Jiddu Krishnamurti’s teachings through dance and music.
The performance organised as part of the 2nd edition of Hydourite will be from 7pm at Taj Vivanta, Begumpet, Hyderabad declared Mr. A.V. Ramakrishna, one of the organizers of Hydourite, an initiative celebrating the spirit of Hyderabad with 100 days of celebrations. Hyderabad is set to witness for the second time the revolutionary concept ‘Essence of Life’ to bring about transformation in our lives. The entry to the event is free. However, entry passes needs to be obtained prior to the event from Hydourite. For information and passes, please call on Tel: 66335533 or 64646262.
‘Essence of Life’ took birth due to the desire to convey the core of Jiddu Krishnamurti’s teachings through a medium that could bring it alive for anyone interested in exploring the existential crisis. Addressing the media, Dega Devkumar Reddy, Founder of Dega Arts, which has Conceptualized & Produced Essence of Life said, “Essence of Life attempts to explore the vital human problems and issues through these ancient dance forms and music. In these musical compositions, the English Voice over and Sanskrit lyrics which are the translations of the English voice over, speak of the various human problems that we experience in our lives.”
Mr. Vishwanath Alluri, Founder & Executive Chairman, IMImobile, which is one of the sponsors of Hydourite speaking on the occasion said, “I think Essence of Life is a great effort in dance and music form conveying the Teachings of Jiddu Krishnmaurti which is an arduous task. In a world of chaos and disorder Teachings of Krishnamurti hold immense value. I hope this program will help in the dissemination of the Teachings to the new generation. We are happy to associate with Hydourite who are doing a great job in promoting art and culture in Hyderabad.”
Mr. Jaikant Shroff, General Manager, Taj Vivanta, which is the hospitality partner for Essence of Life said, “We at Vivanta by Taj, Begumpet – Hyderabad and on a larger perspective at the Taj group of hotels level have been supporting the cause of art, music and community at large for a very long time now. We feel extremely happy and proud to be associated with the events organised by Hydourite 2013 and look forward towards continued association with them in such efforts. We wish Hydrouite all the best.”
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ramakrishna Achanta, Mr. C.S. Manoj the duo behind Hydourite said it is the cultural festival which brings for all the art loving Hyderabadis, an assortment of enthralling shows from artists across the country and the globe. Hyderabad can now proudly cliam to be a city of not only confluence of cultures, but also inclusiveness of cultures…..welcoming with open arms commoners, communities and cultures into its folds, they informed.
Adding further Capt Ananad of Mira Events, another force behind Hydourite stated that the distinctive factor that sets Hydourite apart from any other festivals is that all the events are free but by invitation only. Across 100 days every year, Hydourite brings the finest cultural performances to Hyderabad.