SAMYOGA-The Sublime Union
Dark and Light; Day and Night; Good and Bad; Positive and Negative; Craving and Aversion; Union and Separation; Yin and Yang; Shiva and Shakti. The concept of polar opposites, as a philosophical cornerstone,resonates across many cultures. It often defines the boundaries against which emotions, virtues, character, and, indeed, life itself, is viewed and understood. This is the primeval concept which is portrayed through this production, using the sentiment of Shringara, or love, as the medium.
In Samyoga, the dancers have drawn their material from three great epics in three Indian languages: the Rukmini Kalyanam from the Bhagavatham in Telugu, the Kamba Ramayanam in Tamil, and the Kumarasambhavam in Sanskrit. In each of these three pieces, the sentimentof Shringara in its many forms, is highlighted through the characters and personalities of three divine couples: Rukmini and Krishna, Sita and Rama,and Parvathy and Shiva, respectively