Venue: Triveni Kala Sangam
Date: 27 August 2016
The benefits of Garden Cafe at Triveni Kala Sangam are manifold. We are huge fans of this cafeteria. Additionally Triveni Kala Sangam is a confluence of a variety of artistic endeavors. In one of our earlier visits we had come across an exhibition by painter Santosh Kumar Sahni.
During our recent visit last weekend, we saw a painting display by the artist Pinaki Ranjan Bera. We also chanced upon a Bharatnatyam performance in the open stage on Triveni lawns where students of the famous Bharatnatyam exponent Jayalakshmi Eshwar were performing.
It is a semi circular stage in the open and the garden opposite to it has steps for the audience to it. We saw some cushions kept on these steps. This was a beautiful alfresco experience Indian style.
In consonance with the simplicity of the stage, the only backdrop being modern paintings by various artists, the costumes and the lights were all toned down. The performers seemed at ease among each other while moving from one piece to another. Therefore the little slips that they made did not affect our experience. We only wish that the music played on a laptop was a tad louder.
No complaints since this was a totally impromptu event for us and a pleasant surprise on a Saturday evening.