Join Nirupama and Rajendra Abhinava Dance Company in reviving Madanotsava - a 1,600-year-old community festival that celebrates the onset of spring. It will be a day-long celebration filled with dance, music, poetry, and painting by maestros along with fun traditional games, outdoor activities, and cuisines desígned to engage and entertain everyone.
It will be held on 22nd February 2020 at Ramanjaneya Gudda, Hanumantha Nagar.
Years ago, when people were living closer to nature and culture, people from all walks of life would come together and celebrate the arrival of spring, the most important among the seasons. It would be a month-long festival filled with colour, sound, fragrance, and celebration where arts were integrated into their daily life. Fine thinkers and artists will share their expertise with common people which will, in turn, educate and take culture to the masses.
Total budget to set-up and organise such vibrant festival involving hundreds of artists and thousands of common people comes up to INR 2525000 The immediate requirement calls for 16,5 Lakhs which shall be raised through crowdfunding.
Sharing a few artistes who will be featuring their work exclusively on spring
- Classical Dance: Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran's troupe - the Rasika Dance Ensemble, Sharmila Mukherjee and team Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance, Dr Shobha Shashikumar and troupe.
- Classical Music: Rajhesh Vaidhya, Jayateerth Mevundi.
- Shadow art: Prahlad Acārya
An Interesting segment of art will be presented by revered artistes B.K.S Varma, Shatavadhani Dr R Ganesh, Dr Nagavalli Nagaraj and Nirupama Rajendra. Here painting, poetry, music and classical dance will all be created spontaneously and will harmoniously come together as one experience.
We have several activities designed for the common people to dance and celebrate to the rhythmic beats played by the popular percussion ensemble the BEAT GURUS!
- Sahakara Banjikotsava - fundance around the mango tree
- Charchari Nritya - simple clap dance around the tree.
- Dolotsava - games designed around the swing.
Special Indian Games Arena will be created to spread awareness about the rich Indian Traditional Games. This will be conducted by Kavade Ranjini who is one of the very few treasurers of value-rich games that are on the brink of extinction. The games are meant to bring families closer through simple but enriching games like Chowkabara, Padde, Huli Kuri aata and many more.
In March 2018, Abhinava Dance Company, under the guidance of Shatavadhani Dr R Ganesh, took the challenge to recreate this lost tradition in the framework of today's context. Celebrating nature and culture, celebrating togetherness. More than seven thousand people participated in the event and there is a huge demand to recreate it once again, which is being done on 22 February 2020, it will be at Ramanjaneya Gudda Temple, Bangalore and the entry will be free for all.
This celebration is for the community and fuelled by the community. Every drop of enthusiasm and support from the community is valuable to make this event happen. Bring your family, your enthusiasm, your spirit of youth and love for culture and experience Madanothsava 2020. Such a community festival cannot fructify without a deep understanding of art and culture.
ABOUT ABHINAVA DANCE COMPANY
Abhinava Dance Company was founded in 1994, with a passion to make Indian dance more accessible to the audience in India and around the world. 'Abhinava' was founded by renowned dancing couple Nirupama and Rajendra. They are among India's foremost classical dance exponents who hail from a family of educationists, artistes, and traditional storytellers (Harikatha Vidwans) of Karnataka. Their choreographies are based on the Natyashastra, an ancient work of dramaturgy. Their performances are innovative and immersive with undertones of philosophy, stories, and emotions drawn from the rich cultural heritage of India. The company has performed across India, Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East and is well aware of their corporate social responsibility.
Madanotsava involves hosting and managing 150 performing artistes, several technical arrangements like stage setup, light and sound arrangements, and creating a spring season ambience at the venue. It involves at least a few months of conceptualisation, design, and practise along with arranging and coordinating community games, activities, Indian cuisine, and other stalls. The cost of organizing Madanotsava will be close to Rs. 25,25,000, and the initial costs are being covered through crowdfunding,
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as AKSHAYA PATRA is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
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