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Choreography: Janak Khendry

Music: Ashit Desai
Lighting: Bradley Trenaman
Photography: David Hou
Research Advisers: Dr. Naren Wagle, Dr. Tulsiram Sharma, Dr. Vastupal Parikh 

Fleck Dance Theatre
Toronto ON Canada
November 9-11, 2017

Message from the Artistic Director

 

LIFE ETERNAL is the aim of India’s three ancient religions – HINDUISM – BUDDHISM and JAINISM. The final destination is the same for all three religions but their paths to reach their destinations are different.

In our dance presentation we are exploring these divine messages given by Markhandeya in Hinduism, Buddha in Buddhism and King Payesi in Jainism.

It is a great privilege and honour to be working to explore the lives and teachings of such great souls and pass them on to our audiences though dance.

I would like to thank Dr. Tulsiram Sharma, who for the last eighteen years has been my guide and research advisor for my major dance works. Dr. Naren Wagle a friend for the last thirty years has given me so much information on Buddhist subjects.

Working on LIFE ETERNAL has been a very unique experience for me because by merging into three different philosophies, dealing with and learning from the lives of three great souls has taken me to a greater level of understanding – both divine and human.

I hope to continue – with the help of my wonderful dancers – creating influential dance works and serving the purpose for which I came into this world.

Janak Khendry
- Artistic Director

Janak Khendry Dance Company

 








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From L to R: Janak Khendry as Buddha and Paromita Kar, Keerthika Ravinthiran, Sinthuja Sriskandhan as Theris (Buddhist nuns)

 


 

                 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 


 




 


 





 

 






 

 



 

 


 

 


 

 




 

 


 

 

 

 



 


 



 



 

 


 






 



Theris (from L to R: Sinthuja Sriskandhan, Keerthika Ravinthiran, Paromita Kar)

 


 

 


 

 

 



 



 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Choreography: Janak Khendry

Research Advisor: Dr. Narendra Wagle
Music Composers:
 Ashit Desai
Lighting:
 Bradley Trenaman
Computer and Graphic Design: Eddie Kastrau
Photo Credits: David Hou

 

Artists of WOMEN LIBERATED

Gautama/Buddha >> Janak Khendry
Yashodhora-the wife >> Kavita Pathinather
Maha Pajapati-Buddha’s foster mother >> Mukur De
Sundari-the young beautiful girl >> Ishwaria Chandru
Sona-the woman rejected by her family >> Meera Kanageswaran
Ambapali-the royal court dancer >> Kala Vageesan
Kisagotami-mother who faces the death of her child >> Rugsha Sivanandan
Theri (Buddhist nun/teacher) Keerthika Ravinthiran
Theri (Buddhist nun) Paromita Kar
Theri (Buddhist nun) Sinthuja Sriskandhan
Ananda - Buddha’s first cousin/the follower Harikishan S. Nair
Rahul (Buddha's Son) Keshu Vageesan

 


Corporate Sponsors

Excel Funds

Private Donors

Mr. Bhim Asdhir; Mr. and Mrs. Rakesh Goenka;

Mr. and Mrs. Utpal Mitra; Dr. John J. Murnaghan;

Mr. Irfhan Rawji; Mr. and Mrs. Sen Senathirajah;

Dr. and Mrs. Narendra Wagle

 

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