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“Añjasa” (pronounced as “Anyasa”) means “the path” in Pali, the classical language of Buddhism. Añjasa explores the beauty of Buddhist temple architectures. The audience will journey through monuments including Mahadevi Temple in Nepal, Bodhgaya Mahabodhi Temple and Sanchi Stupa in India, Vattadage in Sri Lanka, Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar, Bayon in Cambodia, Borobudur in Indonesia and Wat Pho in Thailand. This thematic dance presentation will also speak about the Buddhist emperors, Asoka and Jayavarman VII who were iconic in the spread of Buddhism across A...
Start Sales Date
18 Jul 2020, 9am to 31 Jul 2020, 9.59pm
Approximately 90 minutes
Review of “Añjasa” in New Indian Express, Chennai
"The dancers, each of them, had their own signature and managed to draw eyes even while being a part of an ensemble. Nikita Menon had my complete attention. It was a blessing to see Mohanapriyan Thavarajah bring exquisite form to his choreography as he joined the dancers in select acts. Given the high ideals of this production envisaged by Aravinth Kumarasamy, he hits every spot from intrigue to familiarity – just right. With people around the globe still delighting in this work, five years since its debut, it is likely to come to your city again. When it does, drop everything to watch this and experience reverence in person.”
Credits - International Tour of Anjasa to Sri Lanka
This is the recording of the performance at Nelum Pokkuna Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 7th 2017
Concept, Music Composition & Artistic Direction:
Choreography and Costume Design:
Gyan Dev Singh
Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, Meera Balasubramanian, Sangeetha Venkitt , Nikita Menon, Preethi Devarajan, Sathvika Shankar, Banupriya Ponnarasu
Aravinth Kumarasamy (Nattuvangam), T Ramanan (Mridangam), Sreedev Rajagopalan (Vocals), Bombay Anand (Violin) Prasanna Kumar (Percussions) Govindarajulu Naidu & Sruti Sagar (Flute), Anandanaraynan (Veena), Stanley Ang (Yang Qin) and Darrel Xin (Erhu)
Music Editing and Mastering:
Sai Sharavanam, Resound Studios, India
Blossoms Video, Sri Lanka