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Coimbatore

A fusion of bharatanatyam and Shakespeare’s female characters

Covai Post Network

A unique bharatanatyam performance portraying eight famous female characters from Shakespeare’s plays was showcased for a charity show at the Avila Convent Matriculation Higher Secondary School.

The mesmerising dance, named Ashtanayikas in Shakespeare, performed by Shreya Kallingal and her team was for a fund raising programme organised by the Avila alumni for its Golden Jubilee charity event.

Sreejaya N.V, the host, alumni of Avila convent and Shreya’s mother said, “The amount collected from the show will go into building 10 houses for homeless people.”

The concept, choreography and costume for the show was done by Shreya. “Being a feminist, with an interest in literature and bharatanatyam made me think about how I could bring together the female characters of Shakespeare and the classical dance on one platform, and Ashtanayikas is the result of that,” she said.

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