THE SEVEN CHAKRAS
Fusion of Odissi, Contemporary,Mayurbhanj Chhau, Rajashtani Folk and Russian Folk dances depicting the Symbolism of the Seven Chakras. Premiered at the Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi, 2014.
‘Antaryatra’ is a blend of different dance styles and is aimed at making people gender sensitive by enlightening them about the yogic ‘Chakras’ and importance of attaining a higher ‘Chakra’.
According to yogic practice, a soul evolves from chakra to chakra. Each chakra has certain attributes and a man’s nature, as well as actions are governed by them. In the dance, historical
and contemporary figures have been depicted to show the physical manifestations and relevance of this esoteric theme. The entire dance drama comprised seven acts showcasing the rise of man to the highest chakra of divinity For instance emperor ‘Ashoka’ who is depicted by using Broadway free style is very interesting. The emperor took lives because of his ego but changes after he sees the devastation he has caused and turns into a Buddhist and inner change takes place. Artists also showcased higher chakras like ‘Visuddhi’, ‘Sahasrara’ and ‘Mokshya’ which shed light on the paths taken by Meera Bai and Lord Buddha to enable them to become better human beings.