Festivities: Ramayan Ballet at Select City Walk presented by KNMA

Festivities: Ramayan Ballet at Select City Walk presented by KNMA

New Delhi/October 2018: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art is pleased to present Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra’s (SBKK) magnum opus based on the Indian epic of Ramayana at the Select City Walk in New Delhi on Friday 26th October 2018.  This event furthers the museum’s commitment to offering audiences innovative ways to engage with both traditional and contemporary South Asian art forms.

The interdisciplinary performance offered viewers a unique perspectives into how the traditional language of South Asian aesthetics and iconography connects with the performing arts, and celebrates the country’s rich heritage of mythology and sacred art whilst remaining accessible to a variety of audiences.

First produced in 1957 as ‘Ramlila’ and staged every year for a month during the festival of Dussehra (September–October), the musical ballet performed in the distinctive dance-drama mould of the Kendra and is a popular event in Delhi’s annual calendar.

The Kendra is an Institute of National Eminence engaged in the training and preservation of traditional Indian Music and Dance and the propagation of the Country’s cultural heritage and values through the staging of Dance Dramas based on its rich Mythology, History and Folklore.

The evening celebrations started at 6:00 pm at the Centre Plaza at Select City Walk.

Honoring India’s multifaceted visual and performing arts, this presentation celebrates preservation of traditional Indian Music and Dance and furthers the museum’s vision of supporting and platforming Indian artists and art forms and also making the arts more accessible.

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