Shobana enthrals all with Dancing Drums
Internationally acclaimed Bharatanatyam danseuse and actor Padmashree Shobana‘s latest production ‘Dancing Drums’ premiered in London on Saturday. Her latest comprised of various Indian performing traditions that were beautifully brought together in a collage of rhythm.
Performing to a packed Great Hall at the Queen Mary’s University of London – ‘Dancing Drums: Trance’ tells a tale that transcends religious barriers. The production explored characters such as Shiva, Vishnu and Mary Magdalene.
Using art as her power to bring people together and create a communion, through Dancing Drums, Shobana used music that brings out the ethos of every religion, thereby bringing people together. Without lyrics to support the music, Shobana relied entirely on movement to convey the show’s message. Using music and dance styles that range from the qawwali and the now prevalent form of Bharatanatyam as her tools for narration, this was one spectacular production, which aptly received a standing ovation.
While Shobana enthralled one and all with her thanksgiving to secular India in multicultural Britain – the concert goers had a chance to buy their dream house back home in India at the Investor Decode’s India Property Pavilion, which saw The Lodha’s, Provident Housing, Puravankara and Mahindra Lifespaces showcase the best properties in India along. Also sponsoring the event was Veetee Mega Rice.
Along with this the concert raised awareness for two great causes – the Ryan Ninan’s Childrens Charity and Kusum Foundation.
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