Ranģ, The colors of Kuchipudi Vyastha Nrithyam by Avijit Das

03/03/2024 - 03/03/2024

3:00 pm

Musgrave Theatre


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Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Ranģ, The colors of Kuchipudi Vyastha Nrithyam by Avijit Das

Soak yourself in the Ranģ this March

Presented by Kimihan

Lord Vishnu is one of the most celebrated deities in Hinduism, and he has taken on different incarnations in this world for various reasons to foster Dharma.

Kuchipudi dancer Avijit Das invites the audience to the journey to experience different colors of Lord Vishnu through Ranģ notation to the Blue Color of the Lord Vishnu.

Avijit's highly acclaimed and celebrated choreography will showcase Little Krishna's conversations with his father, Nanda Baba. Krishna is the heartthrob of the Gopikas, and he is rescuing the abducted goddess Bhudevi.

Join us and soak yourself in the Ranģ.

Box Office hours: 12pm - 5pm Tuesday to Friday and 90 minutes before a performance.
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Online and telephone booking fees apply. A €1 restoration fee is included in the ticket price.

*Firkin Crane is wheelchair accessible. If you have any mobility issues, please contact the Box Office in advance to book your tickets: we have a seating section reserved in the theatre for wheelchairs and patrons with mobility issues, but this cannot currently be booked online.

Indian Classical dances are a medium through which one can convey a whole story through abhinaya(expressions) and nritta(dance movements).  Kuchipudi dance emerged in a small village by the same name in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh during the 3rd or 4th century; Kuchipudi was traditionally practiced by families and passed on as a legacy.  Earlier Kuchipudi was performed as a dance drama in the Yakshagana style and it was only from the 18th century onwards that solo performances began to take place.

The difference between Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi is that Bharatanatyam originated from the Indian temple dancers (Sadir Natyam) whereas Kuchipudi developed from the traditional Bhagavata Mela- traveling dance troupe- spreading the stories of Krishna.

Kuchipudi is distinguished by strength, grace, and dexterity often shown by intricate step sequences accompanied by graceful body and hand movements. It is a rigorous art form requiring patience and practice to learn.  One of the pioneers in popularizing this art form is Dr. Shri. Vempati Chinna Satyam. His efforts made Kuchipudi one of the most significant dance forms in India.  Earlier, Abhinayadarpana was used as a critical reference. Dr. Vempati used Natyashastra to transform the style and broaden the scope of this art form.

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