XV Chekhov International Theatre Festival 2021
by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - The Drishtikon Dance Foundation
Sept 7-9, 2021 Moscow
August 28, 2021
LIFE CELEBRATED: Uncharted Seas / Classical Kathak
LIFE INTERRUPTED: Broken & Parallel Journeys / Contemporary Dance based on Kathak (extracts from Within & Timeless)
Dates: 7th, 8th & 9th September 2021
Time: 7 pm daily
Venue: Mossovet Theatre, Bolshaya Sadovaya, 16 Moscow, Russia
March 7th 2020 is etched in my memory. It was my last live performance before the pandemic swept the world. That had been a magical evening at Orchha! The stage, suspended on a flowing river and ensconced within ancient monuments looming into the dark sky, mistakenly reassured us of continuity.
After months, we are now once again on the brink of live performances. Honoured and excited to be performing LIFE at the XV Chekhov International Theatre Festival 2021, Moscow, on the invitation by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation & the Department of Culture, the City of Moscow.
As I write this, the beautiful and profound words of Pema Chödrön reverberate within:
"We are given changes all the time. We can either cling to security, or we can let ourselves feel exposed, as if we had just been born, as if we had just popped out into the brightness of life and were completely naked." - Pema Chödrön
With this sense of vulnerability and yet an inner strength and immersion in dance, my dance company and I venture into a world known... yet unknown!
- Aditi Mangaldas
& Team Drishtikon
Photo credit: Official Photographer, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi