Source: Deccan Herald; Author: Kusum Kanojia

On account of Sanskrit Day on August 3, noted Bhar­a­t­a­n­a­tyam dancer Geeta Chand­ran will showcase the use of this ancient language in the dance form. In a special performance, organised by Delhi government’s Sanskrit Akademi, the renowned dancer will present six compositions based on the work of Sanskrit poets of ancient and modern era. “The relationship between Sanskrit and Bharatanatyam is ancient. Both of them blend beautifully with each other. Sanskrit as a means of expression is a very beautiful language. The performance aims to show the ashiestic use of Sanskrit in music and dance, Bharatanatyam particularly. There are some fantastic poems which have not been used,” says Geeta, a Padmashri awardee.

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