SwarTaal- 'Ritu Dhaara'
SwarTaal- 'Ritu Dhaara'
|Ticket Price:||₹ 400|
|Genre:||Music and Dance Festival|
|Age:||5 years and above|
|Cast:||Vidhushi Shanti Rao and Smt. Yamini Muthanna|
|Location:||JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066|
Swartaal is a four-day festival of music and dance bringing together the Whitefield community.
Each evening there will be performances by professional artistes. The morning shows over the weekend will include performances by young performers from the Whitefield area.
The Swartaal Festival is presented by Jagriti Theatre and Community Partner-Whitefield Rising.
"Ritu Dhaara" - "A flow of seasons" is a beautiful communication between the soul and the body. A harmonious blend of two powerful classical artforms Veena and Bharatanatyam. Presented by renowned exponents Smt Shanti Rao on the Veena and Smt Yamini Muthanna Bharatanatyam. Together they bring this unique presentation of Music and dance.
Vidhushi Shanti Rao
Vidhushi Shanti Rao began her long and successful musical voyage at the tender age of 12. She learned vocal music from T. A Venkataramayyar, and Veena from Harihara Ayyar in Madras. In 1969, on moving to Bombay, her ears fell on the sounds of the veena being played by none other than Veena maestro Chitti Babu who was later to become her guru.
On moving to Bangalore in 1973, she commuted to Madras for veena lessons with Chitti Babu, while also learning vocal from R.K Srikantan and Veena from R.K Suryanarayan and Pallavi Chandrappa in Bangalore. In 1976, she made her solo veena debut at the Ramanavmi celebrations in Chamrajpet. Since then, there has been no looking back for this vibrant veena player. Vidhushi Shanti Rao has mastered the art of traditional and contemporary styles of the veena.
Smt. Yamini Muthanna
Yamini was trained in Bharatnatyam under the tutelage of revered Guru Dr. Vasundhara Doraswamy and her Yoga Sadhana is blessed by Yogacharya, Yogavisharadha Shri BNS Iyengar. She is the Artistic Director of KYAAT Ensemble “Kalasinchanam Yogasthala Ancient Arts Trust”, which is a centre for learning Bharatnatyam and studying traditional Hatha Yoga. She also runs a studio dedicated to promoting traditional art forms.
Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.
The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry.
The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.
Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.