23.11.2018. In its second year at Sadler’s Wells, Darbar Festival welcomes some of the most exciting names in classical Indian dance, curated by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan. In the first performance of the festival, Renjith Babu and Neha Mondal Chakravarty present “An Evening of Bharatanatyam” by the bharatanatyam and contemporary artist Mavin Khoo. The second evening of the programme, “Adventures in Odissi and Kathak”, combines two classical Indian dance forms in solo performances by Sujata Mohapatra and Gauri Diwakar.
Winner of the 2017 Sangeet Natak Akademi award for outstanding contribution to odissi, Sujata Mohapatra performs work that treads the line between odissi dance and theatre. Multi award-winning kathak dancer Gauri Diwakar performs Hari Ho...Gati Meri (“Let my salvation be in the supreme”), a solo choreographed by Aditi Mangaldas.
Pictured: Renjith Babu and Neha Mondal Chakravarty in “An Evening of Bharatanatyam” by the bharatanatyam and contemporary artist, Mavin Khoo.
Photograph © Jane Hobson.