Nrithyabhinaya—Anuradha School of Indian Dances presented a dance drama titled ‘Maha Yugas’ on October 15 at the Dorothy Winston Centre in Auckland.
The evening unfolded as a colourful display with multimedia backdrops, scintillating music, graceful and rhythmic dance by over 80 students. The dance took the audience on a journey through time showing how human life, morals and values evolved from creation to the current era as described in the four epochs (Yugas) as per Hindu mythology, Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapara Yuga and Kali Yuga. The qualities of every yuga were highlighted and enacted. The ‘avatars’ or the incarnations of lord Vishnu during these yugas were also presented during the performance.
Dance guru Anuradha Ramkumar’s high standards and passion for dance were evident in the highly imaginative, creative, beautiful and smooth flowing choreography. This thematic production that evoked a lot of interest and curiosity has certainly set the bar high for future dance productions in Auckland.