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Popular Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi dancer and Padmashri awardee, Ananda Shankar Jayant has come up with her new production called ‘The Goddess Within’ to celebrate the festival of Dussera. Ananda says she wanted to dedicate this dance to Goddess Durga as she got a lot of strength through her when she was fighting with cancer. She says, “its a big production, close to 25 dancers are taking part in the dance, the idea has been there with me for a long time. As a child we get to learn a myriad things about Dussera, so, I decided to come up with a unique production to make an offering for Dussera, and decided to dedicate my performance to three known Goddesses- Lakshmi, Sarasvathi and Durga.”

Date: 4th October
Time: 7pm
Venue: Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad

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