Rithu is a collaborative production that includes dancers from various nationalities and cultures.
It is celebration of the seasons of life and culture. This production exposes the audience to lively traditional and modern interpretations of traditional themes.
Performed first for Association for India’s Development (AID), as a fund raiser, Ritu-Seasons of Life is an interplay of the seasons of the year and the seasons of our life.
A 70 artist team presented Ritu, with live music by Kanniks Kannikeswaran, cross-cultural choreography by the Director, Anupa Mirle and stages of life directed by Srinivas Mirle.
Representative of the rich diversity present in our art forms, literature, peoples and origins, Ritu has compositions from the Rig Veda, Bahgavad Githa, Yajura Veda and the Upanishads; varied styles of dance from Modern dance, to Bharathnatyam, Odissi,Kathak, Folk, Ballet and Yoga dance, including the Romas who are believed to be descendants of musicians of Indian origin gifted to the Shah of Persia in 5th century AD, known as ‘gypsies’ in India.
It's a refreshing eclectic experience-a real treat for the soul.
.... I loved the twist to the theme... (So many) people do this theme, this was refreshingly different and educational.
..... My daughter learnt from the gypsy dancers ...it was cool and she loved it
....incredible... I still watch the DVD and love it...