Shakti: Four faces of the Goddess

Date:Sat 21 Jan
Time:7pm
Venue:J2
Price:£11.50 | £6 (con) | £32 Family ticket*

Sanskruti School of Dance

Sanskruti School of Dance celebrates its 10th anniversary with 'Shakti: Four faces of the Goddess'.  The show weaves together three distinct Indian dance styles; Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Bollywood to reflect on the different forms of Shakti. Accompanied with live Carnatic music, the show brings together 40 dancers from the school.

Shakti, in Sanskrit, means energy and is the personification of divine feminine power that provides energy to the whole universe. She could be in any form: Durga, the protector; Kali, the destroyer of evil; Lakshmi, the bringer of fortune; Saraswati, the fountain of knowledge; and Parvati, the loving wife and doting mother.

Although rooted in ancient Indian scriptures, the different forms of Shakti are still relevant in today’s times. The emotions of love, anger and fear so prevalent in humans as well, are explored in this production.

“As nature, she is mother
As culture, she is daughter
Creator of humanity
Creation of humanity
She is wealth, power, language
Lakshmi, Durga, Saraswati
She is Devi”

[from "7 Secrets of the Goddess" by Devdutt Pattnaik]

 … She is the  Goddess, she is you, she is me.

* Family ticket - 2 adults, 2 U16s.

"Wow! The Sanskruti School of Dance were fabulous! Thank you all so much for a wonderful performance on Sunday, and thank you for your stunning piece of choreography so perfectly in tune with the theme of the festival. Many people have given feedback that the performance was one of the real highlights of the day."
- Siobhan Mellon, Cambridge Carbon Footprint, 2010

"I particularly liked both the diversity of the dances, the dancers and that you were happy to let others shine when you were dancing together – a good teacher!"
-Chris Brown, Publisher and Director, Milton Contact Ltd, 2016

 “It was an excellent performance”
-Simon Jones, Governor, Spinney Primary School, Cambridge, at the launch of Cambridge Live, 2015

Duration: 90 mins

Ages: Suitable for all ages.

Bar and Box Office opens 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown inlcude booking fees.

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