Nritya Darpan Academy presents 'Geet Govind'

"You'll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in." ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

This new year, Nritya Darpan Academy presents 'Geet Govind' composed by Padmabhushan Pandit Jasraj Ji & monitored by Madhura Jasraj

MUMBAI, JANUARY 01 : Nritya Darpan Academy of Fine Arts & Guru Sau. Sandhya Damle brings you a magical ballet of love, relation and devotion of Radhe-Krishna through 'Geet Govind'. The ballet set on the life of Lord Krishna is a beautiful description of relationship between Lord Krishna and gopis of Vrindavan particularly one devotee Radha.

"Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame." ― W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart's Desire

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others" ― Martha Graham

The two hour musical ballet is composed by Pandit Jasraj Ji and monitored by his wife Madhura Jasraj Ji. The fascinating musical compositions by the legend himself and soulful voices of famous playback singers Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan, Mahalakshmi Iyer and Anuradha Paydwal will take you to the era where pure love and devotion existed.

"Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire." ― George Bernard Shaw

'Geet Govind' is a ballet that unfolds the eternal love and devotion between Lord Krishna & Radha

The musical ballet Geet Govind based on the poetic composition written by the 12th century Indian poet Shri. Jayadeva is all set to leave you awestruck with its beautiful performance, soulful music and mesmerizing set.

"I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired." ― Martha Graham

"You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive. " ― Merce Cunningham

Guru choreographer Sandhya Damle, a degree holder in Bharatnatyam dance from Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalay got an opportunity to work on this dream project a few months back. Only her expertise and sincere approach helped her bag the project amongst the others. The disciples of Guru Sandhya will play the role of Radha and her disciples would be the gopikas of Vrindavan. Folk dance artiste Shreyas Desai will make his debut as Lord Krishna.