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Shakti in tribute to the divine Woman

SA Tamil FederationShakti (Power) is life, soul force, the energy within a spark that fuels us and ignites the world. Shakti is responsible for the growth of vegetation, animals and human beings. Shakti moves all things.  The planets revolve around the sun because of Shakti. It is Shakti that makes the winds blow and the oceans churn.

Shakti is the heat of fire, the brilliance of the sun, the very life force of all living beings. In human beings, she is seen as the power of intelligence, compassion and divine love. Goddess Shakti’s rhythms move within every man, woman and child.

Shakti is Tara – the radiant Female Goddess of Buddhism, Draupadi from the Mahabharata, Saraswathie, Parvati and Luxmi. She is our glorious Mother Adi Parashakti, the saviour for all of mankind.

Get ready to be mesmerized by SHAKTI this Aadi …

The South African Tamil Federation and it’s affiliates, The Tamil Federation of Gauteng, The Tamil Federation of Kwa-Zulu Natal, The Eastern Cape Tamil Federation and The Tamil Federation of Mpumalanga brings you a powerful dance drama in celebration of the month of Aadi

Shrimati Verushka Pather and Shri Karthigasen Pillay have pleasure in presenting a traditional Bharatha Natyam Margam, “Shakti” – a celebration through dance and music of the force that drives us.

Shrimati Verushka Pather and Shrimati Logambal Cavery-Souprayen, the Artistic Director of Kala Bhaaskara of Reunion Island, both disciples of the Dhananjayans of Chennai, India, will present the dance drama to stirring carnatic songs rendered by Shri Karthigasen Pillay.

“Shakti” will allow you to see the different roles of the Goddess – as the Creator of the Universe, as a Mother, the dutiful wife, the destroyer and the one chosen to teach the world total surrender. For 90 minutes, a mother’s pure love will come alive on stage with great content from the Shakti Purana, the Mahabharatam and the Maariamman Thaalaattu.

Join us as we celebrate the divinity of Shakti!

This epic dance drama will be hosted at 6 venues across the country.

Details below:

  • PRETORIA Fri, 18 July @ 19:00 – Laudium Tamil Association – Sivan Aalayam, Laudium. Pretoria. Contact: Roxanne Reddhi (082 554 2293)
  • BENONI: Sat, 19 July @ 15:00 – Shree Gujarathi Hindu Seva Samaj Hall, Actonville, Benoni. Contact: Shobana Naidoo (072 566 5236)
  • PORT ELIZABETH: Sun, 20 July @ 15:30 – Malabar Community Centre, Malabar, PE. Contact: Shrina Padayachy (071 800 1069)
  • CHATSWORTH: Fri, 25 July @ 19:00 – Puttendeen Theatre, ABH, Chatsworth. Contact: 083 775 9285
  • TONGAAT: Sat, 26 July @ 18:30 – Shree Veeraboga Emperumal Cultural Centre, Gandhi’s Hill, Tongaat. Contact: 083 775 9285
  • MIDDELBURG: Sun, 27 July @ 15:00 – Eastdene Community Centre, Eastdene, Middelburg, Mpumalanga. Contact: Premie Govender (082 855 8106)

“Shakti” will celebrate the strength of a family that leads to the strength of a community and a country. “Shakti” will pay homage to our resilient women who stand against powerful vices such as abuse, violence, disrespect, inequality and the lack of understanding and compassion.

Shrimati Verushka Pather and Shrimati Logambal Cavery-Souprayen, the Artistic Director of Kala Bhaaskara of Reunion Island, both disciples of the Dhananjayans of Chennai, India, will present the dance drama to stirring carnatic songs rendered by Shri Karthigasen Pillay.

“Shakti” will allow us to see the different roles of the Goddess – as the Creator of the Universe, as a Mother, the dutiful wife, the Destroyer and the one chosen to teach the world total surrender.

For 90 minutes, a mother’s pure love will come alive on stage with great content from the Shakti Purana, the Mahabharatam and the Marieamman Thalathe.

Musicians: Karthigasen Pillay, Sivanathan Pillay, Poovendran Pillay, Rajive Mohan, Bhishaam Bridglall, Kubendran Pillay, Nila Souprayen-Cavery and Kirthan Pillay

Dancers: Verushka Pather, Logambal Souprayen-Cavery, Kriyakshia Govender, Nicholyn Dayanand, Sandrine Marianne, Julie Ringuin Velleyen

Poet & Storyteller: Sivani Chinappan.

 

 

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