Keeping its commitment to offer audiences innovative ways to engage with both traditional and contemporary South Asian art forms, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) will present Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra’s (SBKK) magnum opus based on the Indian epic, Ramayana, at Select CITYWALK in New Delhi on October 26, 2018.
The interdisciplinary performance offers viewers unique perspectives into how the traditional language of South Asian aesthetics and iconography connects with the performing arts, and celebrates the country’s rich heritage of mythology and sacred art whilst remaining accessible to a variety of audiences.
First produced in 1957 as Ramlila and staged every year for a month during the festival of Dussehra (September-October), the musical ballet performed in the distinctive dance-drama mould of the Kendra and is a popular event in Delhi’s annual calendar.
The Kendra is an institute of national eminence, engaged in the training and preservation of traditional Indian music and dance and the propagation of the country’s cultural heritage and values through the staging of dance dramas based on its rich mythology, history and folklore.
The evening celebrations will start at 6 pm at the Plaza at Select CITYWALK, followed by a special felicitation ceremony where Mrs Kiran Nadar will honour Mrs Shobha Deepak Singh, the current director of SBKK, for her efforts and contribution towards the Indian dance forms.
Honouring India’s multifaceted visual and performing arts, this presentation celebrates the preservation of traditional Indian music and dance and furthers the museum’s vision of supporting and platforming Indian artists and art forms whilst also making the arts more accessible.
For tickets, visit https://insider.in/ramayan-oct26-2018/event