Ekam, return to oneness
Ekam, return to oneness
|Ticket Price:||₹ 300|
|Genre:||Indian Classical Dance|
|Age:||8 years and above|
|Presented By:||Madhulita Mohapatra|
|Location:||JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066|
The mystical path is an uncovering of a wide range of spiritual emotions, ranging from the intense inner cry of the seeker’s longing to unite with his eternal source to the ecstatic revelations of one who has realised his oneness with the absolute truth & light in what everything is embraced in its completeness. From the fragmented sense of the self, his return to the deeper wholeness of his true being, to what he belongs & finally merges with. Like the river flowing down in a rush surrenders completely, giving in to the vast ocean, the individual soul (Jivatama) finds salvation when it merges with its original source, the supreme soul (Paramatama). ‘Ekam ….. return to oneness’, conceptualised by noted Odissi dancer, Madhulita Mohapatra, promises an evening of beauty & bliss when she brings on stage the fluid grace, sculptural sensuality and lyrical beauty of Odissi dance, as the dancers explore the pining & merging of the individual soul, the human with the original source, the supreme soul, the God, as propounded by the popular Advaita philosophy of monism.
A recipient of the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar from the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi (New Delhi) and the Kempegowda Award, Madhulita Mohapatra has carved a niche as one of the leading Odissi exponents in south India. An ‘A’ grade artiste of National Doordarshan (DD National) & an empanelled artiste of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), she has received prestigious awards like IIDF 2017, BCKA Yuva Kala Pratibha, Aarya Award for Women Achievers, Arathi Kala Ratna in Phoenix, Arizona, USA & the GTF Women’s Excellence awards. A disciple of Guru Shri Gangadhar Pradhan, Guru Smt. Aruna Mohanty, Guru Shri Pabitra Kumar Pradhan & Guru Krushnachandra Sahoo, she is admired & applauded by the connoisseurs & critics alike, for her profound artistry and her innate abhinaya quality. Madhulita Mohapatra has performed at several prestigious events across the country & abroad. She is selflessly devoted to the promotion & popularisation of Odissi in South India dance through her institution, Nrityantar, by performing, teaching and nurturing finest talents. Nrityantar Dance Ensemble is one of the most sought after classical dance troupes from Karnataka and is invited by major art festivals.