Ananda Shankar Jayant

This is the 26th production from Shankarananda Kalakshetra, which in its four-decades history has created and presented 25 dance productions.

This Saturday (Aug 4) will see a dance presentation which has aroused much interest and anticipation. Naturally. The artiste is Ananda Shankar Jayant, Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi exponent who has built an excellent reputation as a dancer, teacher and choreographer.

Also, the production comes from the much-respected Shankarananda Kalakshetra, an institution, of which she is the founder-director. This institution is dedicated to the cause of the performing arts in general, and classical dance in particular.

The title of the production too is intriguing: ‘Tales of the Bull and the Tiger.’ It piques the dance-lover’s interest. This is the 26th production from Shankarananda Kalakshetra, which in its four-decades history has created and presented 25 dance productions which constitute an artistic body of work drawing from subjects as diverse as Indian mythology, poetry, abstraction, historical chronicles, philosophy, women’s studies and humour. What is this latest production all about? Will it be a presentation in Kuchipudi or Bharatanatyam or have elements of both? What are the different facets she will explore through this production?


Conception and choreography by Ananda Shankar Jayant

Credits :

Musical Composition and Vocal by Venumadhav Sathiraju
Jathis by Renuka Prasad
Mridangam by Yedukondalu Mahadasu
Ghatam by Tpbs Balasubramanian
Violin by Sai Kolanka
Veena by Vl Narayana
Flute by Uma Venkateshwarulu
Morsing Kanjeera and Rythms by Sridhara Charya
Keyboards by GuruPrasad
Sound Engneering by Prakash Ane Nenu

English Script and voice over by Jayant Dwarkanath
Costume design by Ganesh Nallari
Costume design executed byNagaiah Buddabathni
Jewellery and props by Deepa Krishnamachari
Light designs: GyanDev Singh: Lighting Designer
Light support:Basava Raju Yempalli
Lights and sound: Mowzz Events & Entertainment Services
Digital design and animation: Gunjan Ashtaputre
Visual design: Pratima Sagar
Photography and video: Muralidhar Gonugunta
Promo video: Swetha Yelamarthi
Dancers: Sneha Magapu Lahari Jalamangala Chelna Galada Harshitha KajaPoojitha Namburi Anusha Namburi Aditi Rao Shrinidhi Narsimhan, Samyukta Chillara, Neha Sattanapalli, Srividya Sripati, Archita Bhatt, Khevna Reddy, Sahana Sundar, Vaishnavi Gulla, Shrinidhi Ramaswamy, Shivani Nambiar, Nishitha Chaayanath, Ridhishri Yadav
Guest Artists : Mithun Shyam Vijay Sekhar Dance Surendra Nath
Rehearsal Director: Kaja Neeraja