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SAMARPANA: SÜR-GATI – The Universal Rhythm

Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam & Sujata Mohapatra
21 Aug 2015Fri
7.30pm
1hr 45mins (no intermission)
Esplanade Concert Hall

This performance is part of SAMARPANA The Asian Festival of Classical Dance 2015.

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In a never-before collaboration, multiplatinum album singer Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam lends her voice to renowned Odissi artiste Sujata Mohapatra's dance performance. In this performance, two masters of their respective fields come together to create a spectacular evening that is visually and aurally magical.

An award-winning classically trained singer, Kavita's singing career reads like a fairy tale. Her exquisite and mellifluous voice, wide range and versatility have put her in a unique place amongst singers and she has been titled "Melody Queen" by leading critics and connoisseurs alike.

Although primarily a playback singer, Kavita loves to push the boundaries of music and has collaborated with jazz, pop and Western classical musicians, and lent her voice for many ghazal and devotional music albums. Kavita has sung as a soloist with orchestras like the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra.

Both as a fusion music singer and as a playback singer, Kavita has performed throughout India and internationally. Kavita is the recipient of many awards including the respected Padmashree from the Government of India.

The foremost Odissi soloist of her generation, Sujata Mohapatra's utmost grace and complete surrender to the dance form has won her accolades internationally. As the disciple and daughter- in-law of the Late Guru Padma Vibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra, the legendary exponent of Odissi, she was blessed enough to inherit his ardent devotion and single-minded passion for the classical dance form.

The eighteen years of rigorous training under the guidance of her Guru has moulded her dance perfectly, and like a sculpture come to life, Sujata Mohapatra's Odissi is full of grace, fluidity and perfect postures. Noted New York Times dance critic Alastair Macauley has praised Sujata's movement, "the dance became an act of spiritual contemplation as well as virtuoso enactment."

Sujata is the recipient of many awards including the Pt. Jasraj Award, Smt. Sanjukta Panigrahi award, Mahari award, Aditya Birla Vikram Samman, The Raza Foundation Award, among others.

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