Conceptualised and choreographed by Malavika Sarukkai, Anubandh – Connectedness is a response to the isolation, loneliness and trepidation arising from the pandemic. Exploring the essential relationship between nature and our lives, this piece seeks to recognise and reclaim humanity’s primordial relationships with natural elements: the sun and the moon, as well as the pancha mahabhutas (the five great elements) honoured in India: prithivi (earth), apah (water), agni (fire), vayu (wind) and akasha (space).
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Start Sales Date
5 Aug 2022 onwards, 9am
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5 Aug 2022, 10am
Esplanade Box Office:
5 Aug 2022, 12 noon - 8pm
Approximately 1 hour 45 mins, no intermission
Performed in Tamil, Sanskrit, Telugu. No surtitles.
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- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
- Children aged 6 years and above must purchase tickets for admission.
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- Latecomers will be admitted during suitable breaks, if any.
- Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.
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Born in 1959, Tamil Nadu, Malavika Sarukkai is an Indian classical dancer and choreographer. She began learning bharatanatyam at the age of seven and trained under Kalyanasundaram Pillai (Tanjavur school) and Rajaratnam (Vazhuvoor School). She also learned abhinaya under Kalanidhi Narayanan as well as odissi with renowned gurus Kelucharan Mohapatra and Ramani Ranjan Jena.
She made her debut at the age of 12 in Mumbai and has performed at many places in India and abroad, including the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York, USA), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington DC, USA) and in Chicago. Her life and work have been recorded by way of a documentary, Samarpanam, commissioned by the Government of India. She was also featured in a television documentary by BBC/WNET under the title, Dancing: The Unseen Sequence. Exploring Bharatanatyam Through the Art of Malavika Sarukkai is another documentary made about her, which has been screened at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai.
A 2002 winner of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, she was honoured by the Government of India in 2003 with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.
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