New Delhi: Tantu- ‘TANTU’ ~ A Solo Odissi Production by Dancer & Writer Madhur Gupta is all set to thrill the city on Thursday 2nd February 2016 at Indian International Centre, New Delhi. The programme will kick off at 6:30 pm sharp and will continue till two hours. One can witness the delightful traditional dance choreographies from 1961-2016 on the auspicious evening. There is a free entry to all art loving audience. Padma Bhushan Raja & Radha Reddy will be the chief guest of the great evening.
Tantu is a unique dance show presenting the premier of choreographies by Gurus Sharon Lowen, Madhavi Mudgal and the performer of the evening, Madhur Gupta, framed by classics by the major architect of Odissi, Padmavibhusan Kelucharan Mohapatra. ~Tantu, literally translating to meaning a ‘Thread’, is truly about connecting tradition in a single string! ~
Dancer & Writer Madhur Gupta, with great enthusiasm and eagerness is looking forward to the D-Day, he said, “Tantu is coming together of 3 generations of artistic sensibilities. It is a unique concept presenting the premier of choreographies by Guru Sharon Lowen, Guru Madhavi Mudgal & myself, framed by classics by the major architect of Odissi, Padmavibhusan Kelucharan Mohapatra. Tantu, also has the distinction that two of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s prime disciples (Madhavi Mudgal & Sharon Lowen) have created new work especially for their disciple (Madhur).”
“Approaches towards Odissi might differ with generations, but the traditional parameters are deeply rooted in us. Thus, this production shall explore the challenges of not only showcasing the traditional in a contemporary vision but also carrying forward the baton of Odissi by the new generation.” Madhur added.