Mathur Devo Bhava/That of Divine Mothers (Opening Act: Bollywood Funk)

  • Venue: Urban Stages
  • Date: 8/9/2015
  • Opening Act: Bollywood Funk
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A mother is the universal symbol of unconditional love and divinity. The bond she creates with her child is described in every language and by every creed and race. To celebrate this bond and love, the PARASHAHA group explores the nuances and delicacy of it all.

The production in the Bharatanatyam idiom, seeks to express the tenuous but strong bonds caused through this irreplaceable relationship.

We explore the relationship of two mothers who have a complex bond with their children- Leelavati with Prahlada and Shakuntala with Bharata.. These are mothers who faced tremendous struggles and lived as heroes and role models.  T


Roja Kannan - Acharya Choodamani, Kala Acharya Sironmani, Award of Excellence-2013, Kala Seva Bharathi, Best Senior Dancer Award for 2002 and 2005. The titles of Natya Ilavarasi , Nadana Kalaimani. Roja Kannan is also an empaneled artist with the Indian Council For Cultural Relations and 'A' graded in Indian Television.

The New Bollywood Experience

Bollywood Funks brings together some of the most popular and entertaining songs in the Bollywood industry. They will fuse/blend the best of what Bollywood has to offer, entertainment, drama, expressions with the intricacy and the technique of styles like jazz/hip hop and more to show just how diverse Bollywood is as a dance style and why it's rapidly becoming one of the most popular forms of dance entertainment around the world.

Directed By - Ayesha Khanna

Bollywood Funk has been featured in New York Times, Time Out NY, NY Daily News, Elle Magazine and on MTV with Alexa Chung.

They have performed at the Fred Astaire Awards, Gov. Ball Music Festival and at WNBA half-time show.