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Indian Bharatanatyam exponent to make history at UNESCO

Press Trust of India  |  London 

One of India's leading exponents and research scholars, Devi Chandrashekhar, is set to make history at the in with her performance.

Chandrashekhar will perform her latest production, 'Brihadeeswara Form to Formless: through the eyes of Devaradiyal', before a worldwide audience tomorrow.

Her performance would be set against the backdrop of the United Nations Educational, (UNESCO) World Heritage site in Thanjavur,

The production of her Tamil-origin dance, she said, is designed as a celebration of the physical, metaphysical presence of the magnificent temple through the eyes of the untarnished pure celestial love of the Devaradiyaal and the ultimate unification of the individual soul with the

"My performance at UNESCO is a very rare one. For to be presented to over 100 delegates from many countries in addition to the French fans, will pique their interest in India's ancient structures and improve understanding of our country and culture," Chandrashekhar said on the eve of her performance in

"All ancient texts from our region have messages that are very relevant in today's world. My mission is take on topics and present them to diverse audience across the world," she said.

The award-winning exponent and said she hopes to present 'Brihadeeswara' across other major museums and ancient structures around the globe, with the aim of improving collaboration and partnership of diverse cultures.

The concept, research and choreography for the production is by Chandrashekar, while the music has been composed by Rajkumar Bharathi, and show scripted by P R Venkatasubramanian.

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First Published: Wed, June 27 2018. 19:50 IST
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