When Bharatnatyam, Kathak will sway to Norwegian Black Metal

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on March 19, 2012 Published on March 19, 2012

For the first time, audiences in four cities will see the coming together of Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Indian classical music and Norwegian Black Metal on stage.

Organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, ‘Questionings', which explores the energies of man in these bad times, referred to as ‘Kali Yug', is being organised by the Indian Council of Cultural Affairs in the last week of March in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad.

“This will be the first time that Black Metal will be performed live at an Opera here”, said Dr Suresh K Goel, Director-General, ICCR, in a release here on Monday.

He said ‘Questionings' was a quest to invoke and explore the different energies that surround us today to try and understand the complexities and paradoxes of man's existence in these times.

The hour-long coming together of Indian classical dance and Norwegian Black Metal Vreid's Music with French technology is conceptualised, choreographed and directed by Rukmini Chatterjee with Norwegian assistance.

Chatterjee began her training with well-known dancer, Mrinalini Sarabhai, and Vried is a Norwegian touring metal band, which has performed 20 countries.

After these four cities, the performance will travel to Europe to take part in The Opera of Oslo in Norway, the festival 'Temps d'aimer la Danse, in France, and The Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, among others.

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Published on March 19, 2012
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