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‘VANDE MATARAM’ – A multi-styled Indian classical dance jointly presented by Johor govt and Indian High Com


Johore Baru, June 10 – The High Commission of India Kuala Lumpur with the collaboration of State Government of Johor is organizing a performance of ‘VANDE MATARAM’, a unique, multi-styled dance presentation by Prasiddha Foundation under the artistic direction of eminent dancer and choreographer, Pratibha Prahlad from India.

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The programme will be held on Saturday, 13th June 2015 at 7.30pm, at JOTIC Auditorium, Level 5, Convention Centre, Jalan Ayer Molek, 80000, Johor Bahru, under the ongoing Festival of India in Malaysia 2015.

The Guest of Honour for the event is Honorable  R. Vidyanathan, Johor State Exco member, who is representing His Excellency Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled bin Nordin, Menteri Besar of Johor.

The Festival of India in Malaysia 2015 covers all the major cities of Malaysia so that people in all parts of Malaysia get an opportunity to witness high quality events from India. This is for the first time under the Festival of India in Malaysia 2015, the High Commission of India with the support of State Government of Johor is organizing an Indian classical dance programme in Johor.

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The group is also performing in Seremban on Friday, 12th June 2015 and Sunday, 14th June 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. This performance is pan Indian classical dance production dedicated to Mother and Motherland and consists of 9 (nine) different forms of Indian classical dances coming together on one stage.

‘Vande Mataram’ also delineates the various aspects of eternal Mother-Kali (chhau), Tara (Bharatnatyam), Sodasi (Odissi), Bhuvaneswari (Manipuri), Chinnamasta (Kathakali), Bhairavi (Kuchipudi), Matangi (Kathak), Bagalamukhi (Mohiniyattam) and Kamala (Sattriya).

Prasiddha Dance repertory comprises well known professional dancers who do choreographic work under the Artistic direction of renowned celebrity dancer/choreographer Smt Prathibha Prahlad.

The group of Prasiddha Foundation started performing in 2010 and has travelled and performed in many important festivals in India and abroad. Satayanarayan Raju, the lead dancer is a famous dancer/teacher in Bangalore. Under his guidance, the Repertory works on new projects that explore movement and space through the idiom of Bharatnatyam.

Prathibha Prahlad is a celebrated Indian Bharatanatyam dancer whose multi- faceted personality reflects in the outstanding work she continues to do in the arts field. She is a performer, teacher, choreographer, researcher, cultural visionary, arts administrator, author and a culture- feminist activist. Prathibha Prahlad is equally famous for her work in conceptualizing and presenting International Arts Festivals.

The Delhi International Arts Festival, the most famous and the largest Arts Festival in India, of which she is the Founder Festival Director, is a known Brand internationally because of Prathibha’s vision, direction, conviction and hard work. The Dept. of Posts, Govt of India, released a ‘First Day Cover’ of the Delhi International Arts Festival in 2011, with Prathibha Prahlad’s mission statement

All are cordially invited to the event. The entry to the event is free.