Productions


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    Vishvodbhavam

    Vedic literature is the epitome of the highest human consciousness. It reflects at its finest, the intellectual understanding by man about the Universe. This smruti-shruti-sahitya has survived through the centuries in faith as the mystic relation of man and his Maker, which is beyond all the sciences and hence, beyond comprehension. The relevance of Vedic ideology is most profound in the current time as it is beyond caste and creed, beyond race and religion and also beyond time and space.

    The omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent Param Purusha is all pervading Reality. From Him has been created the space from where the air, fire, water, earth, vegetation and all beings and Purusha Himself along with the moon, Sun, the directions and bhu, bhuva, and svaha (earth, space and heaven respectively) have originated. The magnificent Parabrahma is 'tatjalan'- tat +.ja +la +an, i.e. the cause of shrusti, samhara, sthiti and this is the Absolute Truth from where it is born (ja) and it goes back (laya) to the original source.

    The all pervading One makes His presence felt like a thread in a garland of gems. He encompasses the Universe and its activities with His Tripada, Triguna, Trideva, Triakshara and all, All this is the Absolute Reality.

    He keeps the flames of the sacrificial alter (vedi) burning forever, season after season, and again from this flame, in divine presence of mantras, emerges Yagnapurusha who Himself is Brahma, Rudra, Visnu, Indra, Shia...so on and so forth. He is the Akshara, a non-perishable entity, the Purusha, without the beginning and without the end. From His eternal sacrifices emerge the living and non-living, movable and non-movable elements of the Universe. This imaginary sacrifice itself is the Celebration of Universal existence.

     

    Choreographed by : Dr. Uma Anantani
    Music Composer : Dr Smt Monica Shah, Shri Jayan Nair
    Duration : 25 mins

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    Shodashopachara

    The 16 temple rituals

    From dawn to dusk and often extending into late night, the Hindu temples in India observe a very busy schedule with a proper system and process of serving the God through which the people are educated and then, attracted towards the worship of God who is formless, Nirguna- Nirakara. The devotees gradually advance in their understanding of the formless through the forms.
    The devotee trains himself to enjoy the dance and music, which according to scriptures are the highest forms of offering to Him. It is this very idea that RASADHWANI attempts to present in a Bharatanatyam dance format. It is based on the hymns from Shodshopachara and the rhythmic syllables to present the cosmic play of Lord Narayana.


    Choreographed by : Dr. Uma Anantani
    Music Composer : Shri Krishnamurthy
    Duration : 30 mins

     

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    Savitri

    A song of Eternity

    Savitri the princess, an embodiment of Wisdom and Motherhood, wins over the Kala the death to unite eternally with maha kala- Shiva, the Supreme Conscience.
    The story of Savitri and Satyavan.
    A dance ballet in classical format based on the epical poem, 'Savitri' by Maharashi Aurobindo.


    Choreographed by : Dr. Uma Anantani
    Music Composer : Smt Dr. Monica Shah
    Duration : 70 mins

     

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    Rasaraja - Krishna

    9 emotions in Krishna's life

    The group of dancers presenting the same mood but its different reflections by the superior, ordinary and the inferior persona, brings out the various moods of Krishna. It is a unique piece, composed as single shloka taken from the Bhagvatam.

     

    Choreographed by : Dr. Uma Anantani
    Music Composer : Shri Ganeshan
    Duration : 25 mins

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    Daridra Charudattam

    Daridra Charudattam is a theatrical production based on playwright Bhasa's classical sanskrit play in classical music and dance format.A play production supported by the National Sanskrit Universities and HRD Ministry, New Delhi.The significant feature of the play is that it has been designed with the 'Purvaranga' of the Natyashastric Tradition.

     

    Choreographed by : Dr. Uma Anantani
    Music Composer : Shri Jayan Nair
    Duration : 55 mins

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    Kundalini Shakti

    Akshara, the indestructible one that in plurality are consonance and vowels, is manifested in multiples by Shiva and Shakti, Purusha and Prakriti respectively. Shakti is the embodiment of energy and also the cause of all beings. Without the active participation of Prakriti, Purusha stays motionless – 'vina shakti shiva shavah'. This universal understanding is represented through yogic and tantric manifestation known as Kundalini Yoga. Adi Shankarachrarya celebrates this mystic quality of existence in his poetic work, 'Saundarya-laheri.' Paratpar Shiva along with his consort Shakti resides in all the seven Kundalini Chakras.
    The devotee meditates upon the two opposites of existence, lasya and tandava represented by shakti and shiva respectively. And after visualizing their soulful Universal Dance, the bhakta's spirit is aroused into the thousand-petalled lotus above the head by passing through all the chakras from below even as he blissfully celebrates the beatitude and auspiciousness of his existence. The Supreme Consciousness of the finest of human psyche has been presented in the most refined manner in the classical dance format by the students of Rasadhwani.

     

    Choreographed by : Dr. Uma Anantani
    Music Composer : Shri Jayan Nair
    Duration : 30 mins

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    Rasaranjani Devi

    9 emotions of Mother Goddess as Shiva's consortThe kriti is based on the lyrics of Saundarayalahari of Shankaracharya. The devotee meditates in the muladhara chakra upon both Shakti and Shiva, one who is the embodiment of lasya and the other who is the Eternal Dancer.

     

    Choreographed by : Dr. Uma Anantani
    Music Composer : Shri Jayan Nair
    Duration : 15 mins

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    Ganapati Atharvashirsha

    The Hindu thought process has an arrangement whereby one seeks blessings in the form of prayer for various purposes. Numerous deities have been assigned various duties in the pantheon of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. As Prathamesha, Ganapati, the second son of Shiva – The Absolute and Uma - The cause of all beings is venerated at the beginning of all actions. His form represents the macro and the micro. He is an embodiment of Aumkar, a-u-m, shrusti-sthiti-samhara, Brahma- Vishnu and Rudra respectively. Embellished with gnyaana and vignyaana, Vighnaharta Ganesa encompasses in Himself the 5 elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. An absolute One, He is beyond the human mind to comprehend. Devotees obtain prosperity and peace by His grace on meditating upon him.

     

    Choreographed by : Dr. Uma Anantani
    Music Composer : Shri Jayan Nair
    Duration : 10-12 mins

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    Pancha Bhuteshvari

    Devi- Ambike, The Mother Goddess who is the Supreme Cause of all beings, living and non-living, is Panchabhuteshvari, who encompasses in Herself; whereas at micro level She resides in the Kundalini, the yogic chakras of all individual beings.

     

    Choreographed by : Dr. Uma Anantani
    Music Composer : Shri Amit Thakkar
    Duration : 4 mins

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    Together

    This piece is an experimental dance choreography based on instrumental music.
    Being together is a joy of existence and also a bond of the opposites which is illustrated by the two dancers.

     

    Choreographed by : Dr. Uma Anantani
    Duration : 4 mins

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