Event Address: Natya Tarangini Performing Arts Centre, Sector 6, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Description: Maha Shivaratri' - A night long Aradhana
Festival of Music & Dance
by Raja Radha Reddy & Natya Tarangini
In the late Winter season or phalgun and before the arrival of Summer season, Natya Tarangini & Raja Radha Reddy celebrate the Great Night of Shiva with his devotees in a festival of Music & Dance. Maha Shivratri marks the day of the consummation of marriage of Shiva & Parvati and it is observed by remembering Lord Shiva with chanting prayers, fasting and meditating, the ardent devotees also keep awake all night.
Keeping in mind the necessity to bring the common masses closer to the Indian traditions and culture and to ensure that the rich Indian Heritage is preserved for generations to come, we at Natya Tarangini have launched our Annual festivals: Parampara Series - Festival of Music & Dance & Maha Shivaratari – an ode to Lord Shiva.
We have been successfully spreading quality art among our audience by presenting legendary artists and encouraging the young talents who are dedicating themselves to the world of Art & Culture. The festival has featured legendary artists such as Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Dr. Balamuralikrishna, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Birju Maharaj, Kelucharan Mahopatra, Vyjayanthimala Bali, Smt Kishori Amonkar, Mrinalini Sarabai, Astad Deboo, and many more alongwith young artists Kaushiki Chakraborty, Rajendra Gangani, Rakesh Chaurasia, Rashid Khan, Amaan & Ayaan Ali Bangash, Parshwanath Upadhye. Natya Tarangini also recognizes art veterans and has felicitated them for their services to Indian Art forms at such occasions namely, Yamini Krishnamurthy, Leela Venkatraman, Uma Sharma, Avinash Pasricha, Sunil Kothari, Manjari Sinha, Ranjit Sahaya.
Raja & Radha Reddy world renowned dancing couple, Choreographers and Gurus are famously known as luminaries responsible for placing Kuchipudi dance on the Cultural map of the world. Their illustrious career spanning over five decades has been marked by several prolific public and private performances in more than 102 countries and showcased to numerous Kings, Queens, Princes, Princess, Presidents and other dignitaries all across the world. The unique art of these maestros found befitting official recognition through the highest Indian civilian awards Padma Shree in 1984 and Padma Bhushan in 2000. In 1974, after seeing Dr. Raja Reddy's performance in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London he was named as “Black Shiva”. With many choreographies to their credit, Raja Radha Reddy have time & again paid tribute to Lord of Dance, amongst these are acclaimed live production ‘Mahanatam' and DVD production of ‘Cosmic Dance of Shiva' by WDR German television.
Established in 1976, Natya Tarangini was started with an idea to globally popularize Kuchipudi style of Indian classical dance and propagate rich Indian cultural heritage. 43 years since its establishment, Dr.s Raja and Radha Reddy continue the tradition of the art by teaching Kuchipudi in a systematized manner to young and promising pupils. Today it has branches in Hyderabad, Gurugram and Delhi, under watchful eyes of the Gurus Raja Radha Reddy, Kaushalya, Yamini and Bhavana Reddy.
Since Natya Tarangini's inception, Government of India allotted land in the year 2003 to Natya Tarangini in Delhi that now acts as a headquarters in the Capital of India, with facilities such as a Hostel for disciples from India & abroad, an Amphitheatre and an Art gallery. It has evolved from a simple Kuchipudi dance school into a unique Performing Arts Centre and Institute, encompassing all activities involved in preservation and promotion of Indian Cultural Heritage.
‘Maha Shivaratri' Annual Festival of Music & Dance
on Friday, 21st of February, 2020 from 8.00 pm till 1 am
at ‘Raja Radha Rangmach' Amphitheatre
Natya Tarangini Performing Arts Centre
Saket, New Delhi
Event Start Date: Feb 21, 2020 08:00 pm
Event End Date: Feb 22, 2020 01:00 am