CHENNAI: AIM for Seva is presenting a fundraiser event Sundara Kandam: A Signet of Hope. The dance production is being choreographed and directed by leading bharathanatyam exponent Anitha Guha and the students of Bharatanjali. The production has music by Neyveli Santhanagopalan. The production will be staged at The Music Academy on August 1 at 7pm.
A combination of emotions: romance, valour, despair, compassion, amazement, laughter and horror, the journey is replete with rasa and bhava. The dance ballet, which comprises parts of the Kishkinda Kandam and the Sundara Kandam from Ramayanam, will take the viewer through a classic journey.
The chapter marks the entry of Hanuman, when Lord Rama is in angst at being separated from Sita, After the slaying of Vali and Hanuman’s Vishwaroopam, the Kishkinda Kandam leads to Sundara Kandam, where Hanuman travels to Lanka. Held captive, Sita, is being wooed by Ravana. It is at this point, that the audience gets an insight into the heart and soul of Sita.
With ragas and compositions that go with the mood of the story, Sundara Kandam: A Signet of Hope takes the audience through a journey of human endeavour: despondency, optimism and hope that is relevant even today.
With lively narration of Revathy Shankaran and rhythmic interlude by P R Venkatasubramanian, it is time to go back to the Treta Yuga.
Proceeds from the show will go towards the education of rural and tribal children across India. The show will travel to the US after the first show in Chennai.
Donor passes are available for the show at the AIM for Seva office and online at www.eventjini.com and Bookmyshow.com. The tickets are priced at Rs 5,000, Rs 2,000, Rs 1,000, Rs 500 and Rs 250.