A production by SMV staged on two days at John Curtin College of the Arts, on Saturday the 7th August and Sunday the 8th August 2021.
Walk in the footsteps of a young girl, Rasika who is unaware of her purpose, on a journey, unsure of the destination as she discovers the wonders of India with her grandfather, Nritin. The journey that Rasika takes throughout the production reflects the journey of her soul as a musician – “Antaryānā” and how she discovers the inspiration for her music – ‘Art for the Love of it’.
This musical journey is staged by Australia-based arts and culture organisation Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya (SMV) with a cast that consists of 90 artists, including SMV students and professional musicians from Perth’s wider community.
The night will include new composition work that reflects a range of North and South Indian ragas and musical styles. The performance showcases 50 classical Indian vocalists (Carnatic and Hindustani), 25 percussion and instrumentalists using instruments such as – Veena, Violin, Sarod, Sitar, Tabla and more. Antaryānā includes 15 actors and dancers, displaying the diverse dance styles of India. The cast adorned with colourful costumes and strategic lighting, projecting their transformation across the scenes.
During these unpredictable times, we hope to experience the wonders of India together with young Rasika and all that comes her way. Antaryānā takes viewers on a cultural journey to places all over India, including Chennai ‘the gateway to South India’, Vrindavan, home to beloved Lord Krishna, Kanjipuram, a city steeped in ancient architecture and Rishikesh on the banks of mother Ganga at the foothills of the Himalayas. We hope that Antaryānā can provide solace for people far away from their families and inspiration for those who have never explored the wonders India has to offer.
Tickets are donation based are, “Pay what your heart feels.”. They can be purchased online at https://smv.typeform.com/to/dTrzW2i0