For the first time, people in the city will have an opportunity to witness the performance of the much-acclaimed Dance Drama – “URVASHI – Celebration of Love and Womanhood”. Beautifully woven with a blend of classical, folk and contemporary dance forms, it retells the stories of love, longing and feminity. The show is a visual treat for the audience. Produced by Mantra Vision Pvt. Ltd., URVASHI – Celebration of Love and Womanhood” premieres in Pune on 13 February at the Annabhau Sathe Natyagraha, Pune, at 6.00 pm.
The show is based on the timeless story of Urvashi, created by Nar Rishi and gifted to Lord Indra, who makes her take 4 vows, and bestows on her the gift of immortality. Being of earthly origin – Urvashi is curious and visits Earth to understand what she has been asked to sacrifice. What is Love? Marriage? Motherhood ? On her visits to Earth, she witnesses life on Earth and meets Raja Pururava and feels the first stirrings of emotions. Faced with the dilemma of pursuing her passion or staying true to her vows – What does Urvashi do ?
Urvashi is brought to life by the immensely talented Mandeera Manish. A trained Bharata Natyam dancer, Mandeera has several performances to her credit both as a solo dancer and in various ballets, in India and abroad. Ably supported by Poorva Saraswat and Sonali Surve Gawde as Menaka Rambha, the trio bring to the fore the best of classical dance. Pururava is played by Vrushank Raghatate a trained contemporary dance.
Music is the back-bone of any Dance performance. Alap Desai, brings Urvashi alive with scintillating music using his experience in working across genres of music and takes Urvashi to a different level.
Choreographed and Directed by Vaibhav Arekar and Sushant Jadhav, who have surpassed themselves, bringing together a seamlessly blended amalgamation of dance, drama, acting, technology and art to bring an unforgettable experience for the audience.
To summarize – URVASHI …. is an extravaganza of dance and music which would appeal to both the masses and classes
A masterful rendition of mythology through a delightful blend of dance and music and their live interplay with lights and projections keeping in focus the current times.
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