Vayu, the Vedic deity of Wind, has been described as a fast, impatient rider of an antelope who carries a white flag and a fan. He is the bearer of perfumes and the benevolent harbinger of life force, but he is also a wild tumultuous destructive storm. He is the prairie winds of South Dakota. In this classical Odissi dance performance, we will explore the all pervasive Power of the Vayu.
The music has been composed by Sukhamay Bhattacharya, expert sitar-performer and faculty at Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta. The music has been performed by several faculty artists of the Department of Music & Dance at Rabindra Bharati University.
The recital will begin with the chanting of the Rig Vedic Vayu mantra in order to purify the ambience.
The recital will feature artistic renditions by Madison-based artists Alan Montgomery, Angela Behrends, Cassie Marie Edwards, and Madison Area Arts Council president Chris Francis.
Concept/Choreography: Dr. Shreelina Ghosh
Event Flyer (pdf)
Contact Shreelina: Shreelina.Ghosh at dsu dot edu