Prakriti presents Usha Ganguli

7/29/2017 4:00 PM

Prakriti presents Usha Ganguli

Prakriti presents Usha Ganguli
Preparations are already underway to bring a unique cultural experience to the Atlanta audience with Prakriti. Usha Ganguli, who has blazed a trail all over India with her thought provoking visual and oral communications, is coming to Atlanta. A theater-director and actor par excellence with a background in Bharatnatyam, Usha Ganguli is known for such remarkable work like Rudali, Court Martial, Holi and Raincoat.

In association with Abhinayam, Deeksha School of Performing Arts will present Usha Ganguli's signature and singular interpretation of Tagore's Chandalika. Tagore's Chandalika bespeaks the anguish of a girl, "Prakriti" whose consequence of birth compels her to live on the edges of society as an untouchable.

If ever the underlying themes in Chandalika - of disenfranchisement, of inequity, of oppression, of hope, of salvation needed a contemporary interpretation and a language that threads it all together - Usha Ganguli's Chandalika in Hindi brings it all together.

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Date: Come join us on July 29, 2017 when we present Usha Ganguli and Chandalika performed by Deeksha School students and Abhinayam artistes.

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Announcing our new production - Prakriti

In 2009, we presented Sanskriti - an evening of Indian Classical Dance, including Chitra: the warrior princess, a fund raiser for Asha for Education. You supported us and helped us raise $18000.

In 2014, we presented Aakriti - Dancing with Traditions,
a fund raiser for Baal Dan. You came back and supported us again to raise $9000 in net proceeds.

All proceeds go to Raksha - the voice of South Asian immigrants addressing social issues (showcased in our presentation) still prevalent today in our community. Tickets and Invites coming soon!

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Venue: North Atlanta High School, 4111 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
CHANGED TO KSU Dance Theater (formerly Joe Mack Wilson Theater, Southern Polytechnic State University), 1100 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta, GA 30060
Contact, Rajeev Menon (678.386.7873)
Radhika Katragadda (678.290.8659)
Aparna Bhattacharyya (404.876.0670)
Anjali Guntur (734.377.7919)
Beena Prathip (678.622.5460)
Roopa Luthra (770.367.9805)
Ashim Saha (404.398.4506)
Moitri Sarker (770.855.9627)
Srijata Chareddy (678.371.9309)
Arup Dhar (646.204.6648)
Dipankar Roy (678.469.6041)
Abir Thakurta (404.788.5000)
Shankar Sengupta (678.427.0916)

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