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She – The Divine: A Classical odyssey by Aravindam India Gurukul

Aravindam India Gurukul presents ‘She, The Divine’, a classical odyssey which is an ode to goddess Shakti. The female God form, the resurgent woman, who stands shoulder to shoulder, with her male counterpart on Monday, 2nd October at 6.30 pm at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre. The production has been conceptualised by Dr. Lokesh Abrol (Founder, Aravindam India Gurukuls) and directed by Vaishnavi Sushila Vitthal (Shishya of Guru Rama Vaidyanathan, Bharatnatyam Dancer and Marathi film actress).

The ninety minutes diverse classical performance by Aravindam India students is a celebration of the resurgence of the modern woman. She reclaims her place as the teacher, the learner, the explorer, the researcher, the warrior, the scientist, the leader, the homemaker and the Mahishasur Mardini (the slayer of the demon), who dwells as the oppressor, in thought and mind. Choreography of this exquisite original is the work of: Vaishnavi Sushila Vitthal, Bharatnatyam, she would be accompanied by artists Jyoti Singh, Kathak Jaipur Gharana; Ashish Kumar, Kalaripayattu; Sumit Pandey, Vocal Benares Gharana and Shailendra Singh of Ujjain on Maratha Dhol.

Dr. Lokesh Abrol says, “At Aravindam India, Beti and Bharat are central. Here art is the soul, the main curriculum. Academics are extracurricular. We are grateful to countless helping hands, who have shared in our vision. This event has been made possible thanks to Ms Smriti Irani, Hon’ble Minister for Women and Child Development, and Dr Sushila Kataria, Medical Director, Medanta.”

Choreographer and artist Vaishnavi Sushila Vitthal says “Aravindam India Gurukul brings to life the aspirations of very talented learners and trainers alike. This event is a perfect example of what great teamwork of Gurus from five classical art forms can accomplish in an environment of selfless love and service.”

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