The Ancient Arts Festival in its fourth year will focus on the therapeutic benefits of music and dance through ancient languages,in particular Sanskrit. The highlight of the two-day festival is a fusion performance,Sanskrit: the Mantra Bhasha; Fusion Dance on the Healing Aspect of Ancient Languages. Odissi danseuse Reela Hota will dance with ballet dancers from Bucharest National Opera House to Hindustani classical music and Western classical symphonies. Ancient art,if catered the way it is,can be boring for an audience. After much brainstorming,we came up with the idea of a fusion performance. Odissi is a pure form and classical ballet,with its graceful movements,is a good dance form to collaborate with. The idea was to balance the traditional with our everyday lifestyle. Scholars and scientists are proving how important these ancient languages and practices are for us, says Hota. Organised by the Rays of Wisdom Society supported by ICCR,Ministry of Culture,and UP Tourism,the international symposium will include performances by Pt Rajan-Sajan Mishra,besides talks and discussions with scholars from USA and Australia.
The festival will be held at Kamani Auditorium on May 22 & 23. For details,visit: http://www.ancientarts.n