Rasabodhi Arts Foundation presents
Evam: Edition 5
Jan 13 & 14, Feb 15, 2020 Mumbai
January 5, 2020
EVAM is a classical dance festival which has become one of the most awaited events in Mumbai’s cultural calendar. EVAM is India’s first crowd-funded classical dance festival. The festival not only garnered funds from people across the globe but was also one of the most successful crowd funded campaigns. Over the years, EVAM has featured the best names in classical dance like Rama Vaidyanathan, Vaibhav Arekar, Neena Prasad, Rani Khanum, Satyajit Dhananjayan, Meenakshi Srinivasan, Parshwanath Upadhye & several other youngsters.
This year, EVAM takes place in January and February and the first month hosts Jonathan Hollander’s Battery Dance, New York. An integral part of the fabric of New York City for 44 years, Battery supports the creative process; educates children in the New York City schools; enriches the general public through local programs and performances, national and international tours, and international arts exchange programs. They have won hearts with their innovative and emotion-stirring repertoire, spectacular dancers and unique collaborations with Indian artists.
Battery Dance is truly a globe-trotting dance company that has electrified audiences in 70 countries to date. India is undoubtedly its favourite port-of-call. Apart from dance productions, the Company has travelled the world, working with at-risk youth, teaching them the tools of choreography so they can tell their stories through dance in their ‘Dancing to Connect’ project which has reached over 50 countries. Jonathan Hollander's exemplary social service was recognised with Germany's highest civilian honour for 2018.
Battery's outreach projects are wonderfully documented in the film MOVING STORIES which will be screened on 13th January, 2020 at (SNDA), Sumeet Nagdev Dance Company’s studio in Dadar from 3-5pm.
On 14th January 2020 BATTERY DANCE COMPANY will premiere their sophisticated and dramatic work, THE RED LINE, by Slovenia born choreographer Tadej Brdnik. They also present SHAKTI: A RETURN TO THE SOURCE - a work that has found a unique answer to the East-West puzzle and a reprise of the exuberant Observatory by South African choreographer Theo Ndindwa. A new classical solo by Unnath from Hassan, Karnataka will follow. The evening takes place at St. Andrews Auditorium Bandra, Mumbai 7pm onwards.
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This year EVAM wishes to recreate a magical and individualistic experience for audiences in an ambience that allows for a personal journey with the artiste as they present a solo performance with live musical ensemble. The current icon of Bharatanatyam, Rama Vaidyanatha & Kathak's firebrand Uma Dogra will enthral the audiences on February 15, 2020 at Ravindra Natya Mandir, 5pm onwards.
Apart from star-studded shows, the festival provides an inclusive set of unique workshops to benefit students of dance. A body conditioning and fitness workshop by Amith Kumar from DanceWorx is highly anticipated & Bharatanatyam workshop by Rama Vaidyanthan is back again on popular demand.