Age-old majestic trees stood, swaying in the background as if joining in to watch the many puranas/legends enacted by all who participated in the exquisite unique style of Indian classical dance, on Sunday 10th 2016. The weather was kind and except for a brief instance of rain-drops, not that it would have dampened any spirit; the show would have carried on. An image of Lord Nataraj, Lord of Dance with two traditional brass-lamps, was set high in the background.
For me it was quite a spiritual experience, watching the plays of Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna and other aspects of the Divine, so vividly brought to life. The whole troupe presented a spectacular show bringing to life age-old narratives.
I was there, supporting my granddaughter, Shivani Devi and enjoyed the entire team coming together incorporating Sishyas/students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds for this exotic gala event in Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival in Sophia Gardens. The superb Sishya Show was followed by an equally splendid performance of the legendary Shankutala.
Thank You to Gurus Kiran Ratna and Megan Lloyd of India Dance Wales.