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:: Soorya Global Festival of Indian Dance And Music

Date:Nov 9 , 2007 (Friday)
Venue: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place.

Artistes for the event:

Samudra Dancers (click here for details)
Trisakthi Fusion Group (click here for details)
Mythili Prakash (click here for details)

Soorya Global Festival, Singapore (Nov 9, 2007) – "Samudra - Trisakthi Fusion"

A spectacular audio-visual experience with spellbinding instrumental fusion music by Trisakthi group in unison with highly evocative and dynamic contemporary dance by the world renowned SAMUDRA dancers along with graceful and spiritual bharata natyam performance by the young exponent Mythili Prakash.

The Trisakthi group is a seven member team led by the legendary Mattannur Sankaran Kutty, the greatest living exponent of the Chenda and Tayambaka. Others in the fusion music group are MS Lavanya (saxophone), Attukal Balasubramanium (violin), Jijith (keyboard), Karunamurthy (tavil), Sasi (western drums) and Mahesh (mridangam).  The Trisakthi group will be playing a fusion of South Indian, North Indian and Western styles. (click here for details)

Samudra dancers explore the ancient Indian traditions of Dance derived from the Vedic times through innovative experiments, pioneering a new style that exploits the creative talents and power of the human body & mind. Samudra find inspiration in their Indian heritage of folk traditions, Kalaripayattu (martial art form of Kerala), Bharata natyam, yoga, Theyyam, rope mallakhambh style etc. Have performed at major International festivals, The Royal Opera House London, Venice Biennale festival, Iddac dance & Music festival France, winner of Best Production Award winner from among 55contestants at the Spoleto Festival, Italy, to name a few.(click here for details)

Mythili Prakash, is a young exponent of the Bharata Natyam who displays the beauty, grandeur and eternal relevance of this ancient art form. Mythili is considered one of the most accomplished young Bharata natyam dancers in the world today. She was hailed a child prodigy on her solo debut at age eight and since then has performed extensively in the UK, USA, and India. She has performed in collaborative works with choreographers like Janet Roston and Lynn Dally. She was a featured performer in "Solea" a piece featuring Tap, Modern, Flamenco and Bharathanatyam, which premiered for a week at the noted Joyce theatre, Broadway, New York(click here for details)

This is a specially choreographed integrated performance and will be for about 2 hours. The Singapore event will be the world premiere for the show. They will travel to 14 other countries across the world after their show here.

View short videos of the artistes who will be performing in the Samudra Trisakthi fusion event, click here

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