'... as a viewer, I needed to feel what the dancers were going through and it worked well...' (Malcolm Keen, Pulse magazine)
Rangmālā paintings illustrate a confluence of art, poetry and classical music from medieval India. In this work, Urja embodies the characteristic personification of these melodic modes though the portrayal of four distinct nayika. The music composition reflects a journey of maturity with an easing of tempo.
Choreography & dance: Urja Desai Thakore
Music: Alap Desai featuring Abha Desai
Performances: Shakti: Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
Image Credit: Simon Richardson