Aharya Darpanam – Reflections on a creative journey
Shankarananda Kalakshetra – a premier institution for Classical dance in Hyderabad, established in 1979, celebrates its 40th year this year.
The yearlong celebrations to mark 4 decades of Shankarananda Kalakshetra, kicked off in August 2018, with the premiere of the new production ‘Tales of the Bull and the tiger’ to a packed auditorium and standing ovations!
Under the artistic leadership of renowned dancer, Dr Ananda Shankar Jayant – a Padmashri and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee; Shankarananda Kalakshetra, has grown over the years to emerge as a preeminent national institution serving the cause of the performing arts ; having trained over 2000 students , and having performed across five continents, at many National and International festivals.
Over the last four decades Shankarananda Kalakshetra has produced and presented many critically acclaimed dance productions, spanning the spectrum of traditional and contemporary presentations, that have been acclaimed as much for their excellent choreography, as for their visual aesthetic and artistic brilliance; created by an extraordinary team of artists, that form the creative spine of the institution.
Aharya Darpanam – Reflections on a creative journey, a 3 day exhibition in collaboration with Kalakriti Art Gallery, showcases, this exclusive design aesthetic, through Aharya – costumes and design and Darpana– images and photographs, of the 40 years of Shankarananda Kalakshetra’s artistic ouvre ; even as we bow our head in gratitude to the many artists and the ever expanding network of our alumni who have made us what we are today.
Aharya Darpanam is curated by Ananda Shankar Jayant, Ganesh Nallari and G Muralidhar
Aharya Darpanam – Exhibition opening on Friday 23rd November 2018, 6.30pm at Kalakriti Gallery, Banjara Hills, by Dr D Balasubramaniam, Distinguished scientist and Smt Ranee Kumar, renowned art critic.
The exhibition will be on view on 24th & 25th November 2018, 11am to 7pm