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
Kala Vandanam is pleased to present Ritu – The Seasons at the iconic O’Shaughnessey Auditorium at St. Catherine University. This will be the final performance as a part of our 2015 Knight Arts Challenge project, we hope you can join us for this celebration.
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
Direction – Dipankar Mukherjee, Pangea World Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Poetry Transcreation – Meena Natarajan, Pangea World Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Lighting Design – Mike Wangen, Minneapolis, MN
Photo credit – Mohan Sengottaiyan, ReyMash Photography