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Durdhara: The Unstoppable

  • Reva and David Logan Center for Performing Arts 915 E 60th St, Performance Penthouse Chicago, IL 60637 (map)

Ishti presents

SARMISHTHA SARKAR in "Durdhara: The Unstoppable"

Don't miss this riveting performance on Amba, heroine of the Mahabharata, who's misfortunes in life result in feelings of revenge to destroy the great Bhishma! 

Sarmishtha Sarkar took her first step into Bharat Natyam at a very early age. Under the able tutelage of teachers like Padmashri Guru Chattuni Panicker and Guru Pathagudy Ramaswamy, the formative years of her life were steeped in the vigorous training required to perfect the art form. Dancing soon became an intense passion with her and it led her to become closely associated with the renowned Mrinalini Sarabhai’s Darpana Academy of Performing Arts for two decades. Experiencing an urge to add more dimensions to her creativity she started her own classical dance school in 1996, in Ahmedabad, “Aavirbhaav School of Creative Arts”.

Sarmishtha’s choreographic presentations encompass pure classical pieces in the Bharat Natyam style and also experiment with the fusion of the classical, contemporary and folk styles, which result in a unique, creative portrayal of the merging of diverse artistic endeavors. Using dance as a medium of expression, she has created several dance pieces related to topical, environment and social issues.

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Sarmishtha Sarkar, Kinnari Vora and Preeti Veerlapati discuss Durdhara on WBEZ's segment Weekend Passport!