Kala Vandanam is honored to present an excerpt of Ritu – The Seasons at the 2017 Midwest Melharmony Festival presented by the Melharmony Foundation in Madison, WI
I bow to the wheel of six seasons
Cycles of birth and death
Each season bestows gifts
Enchanting our hearts
Bringing abundance to our earth
Inspired by Kalidasa’s 4th century Sanskrit work Ritu Samhara and Vivaldi’s 18th century Italian work Le Quattro Stagioni, Kala Vandanam’s Ritu – The Seasons brings out the beauty of each season through an original Bharatanatyam work.
Ritu – The Seasons will be performed by a cast of aspiring Twin Cities Bharatanatyam dancers.
Concept, Choreography and Artistic Direction – Suchitra Sairam, Kala Vandanam, St. Paul, MN
Music Composition – Jyothishmathi Sheejith, Sahrdaya Foundation, Chennai, India
Sound Engineering and Design – Sai Shravanam, Resound India Studios, Chennai, India
Poetry Transcreation – Meena Natarajan, Pangea World Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Photo credit – Mohan Sengottaiyan, ReyMash Photography