Kuchipudi artist Arunima Kumar celebrates the divine trio of Rati, Sita and Sati in Sthree, reports Asian Lite.
Kala Sangam presents an evening of dance and celebration, with the performance of `Kala Kriti Sthree’ on Saturday, April 16, in the city of Bradford. The dance would be performed by award winning Kuchipudi artist, Arunima Kumar, in honour of the Bronte Sisters.
Kuchipudi is a traditional classical dance from Andhra Pradesh, a state in South India. Kumar will be performing the `Sthree’, which is an idiom of `the divine trio’ and the dance will be dedicated to the three Hindu Goddesses, Rati, Sita and Sati.
“These goddesses were different in their identities, physicality and mythical journeys, but they are united in a shared story of love, duty and sacrifice, and most of all, womanhood. This is the same ethos that the Bronte sisters would portray in their stories and poems,” said Kumar.
Arunima Kumar is an award winning Kuchipudi performer as well as a teacher. She is the student of leading dancers Jaya Rama Rao and Vanashree Rao, and even has been taught by the legendary Swapnasundari. She is known as a thought leader of her generation for her innovative, cutting edge and engaging performance style
She has performed all around the world including the Sydney Opera House in Australia and at the President House in India. Kumar is also an excellent choreographer, and she showcased these talents at her performance at Wembley Stadium in London, when the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, visited the UK last year.
She currently owns her own dance company–The Arunima Kumar Dance Company– and it is now the largest Kuchipudi dance company in the UK, and recognized internationally and nationally.
Kala Sangam, St Peter’s House is less than 5 mins walk from both Forster Square train station and Bradford Interchange. It is located in front of Bradford Cathedral, facing The Broadway.
Please book tickets via link provided below: http://tickets.kalasangam.org/index.php?event_id=214 , or call on 01274 303340.