We’re delighted to present a special commission in association with The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts: Spring in the Season of Love.
In this performance, Love is celebrated through its many stages of union, separation, quarrels, and reconciliation with unmitigated passion. We present to you the story between the lady we know as the Nayika and her beloved, the Nayak.
This is a unique concert which weaves the theme of Love through paintings, music and storytelling. Dr Vayu Naidu’s enthralling storytelling, inspired by Indic folk and epic literature, will take you on journey of different emotions experienced in all aspects of love, through a vibrant collection of Ragamala miniature paintings. This type of painting depicts a specific type of Indian musical mode (raga), which is represented through colour, a mood, and a verse describing a story of the nayika and nayak. It also is associated with a season and a time of the day. With a carefully chosen selection of corresponding bandishes, (the melodic compositions of Hindustani vocal music), Meeta Pandit’s mesmerising singing will be carried by Sanju Sahai on tabla, Rekesh Chauhan on harmonium and Mitel Purohit on dholak, Darshana Vora and Dipti Vyas on tanpura.
Please check out the video trailer of the performance here
View the photos from the performance here