Choreography: Janak Khendry
Music: Ashit Desai
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 Dance Company
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)