Ghanashyam

Ghanashyam is Mohini Dance School’s first dance ballet in Mohiniyattam to be unveiled on May 12th, 2018 at the Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland, WA.  This two- hour production is an illustration of five chapters of Lord Krishna’s life from his birth to the Gita Upadesham, a historic moment from the epic Mahabharata.

The production opens with a salutation to the Almighty Krishna as illustrated in the DashaAvataram (ten incarnations) by the Sanskrit Poet Jayadeva.  The story strings key episodes from Krishna’s life beginning with his divine birth in a jail cell, Poothana Moksham or the slaying of the demoness Poothana, Krishna’s pranks as a mischievous kid, and Rasakreeda depicting the teenage Krishna who mesmerizes the Gopikas and Radha with this melodious flute.  The second half depicts the ill-fated match of dice that leads to the disrobing of Queen Draupadi in open court followed by the epic battle of Kurukshetra.  On the battleground, when Arjuna is overcome by doubt, Lord Krishna gives Arjuna the immortal spiritual discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, imparting to him the spiritual path of wisdom and devotion, which became life’s guiding principle for eras to come.

The production was conceptualized by Smitha’s Guru, Smt. Suchithra Visweswaran.  The music was composed by a team of talented musicians in Kerala, India: Sri Perambavoor Manu Narayan (vocals), Sri Aymanam Chandrakumar (nattuvangam and mridangam), Sri Cherthala Samjith (violin), Sri Chalakkudy A.K. Reghu Nadhan (flute), Sri Annammanada Biju (veena), Sri Palarivattam Biju and Guru Suchithra Viswewaran (nattuvangam).

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Become a Sponsor Today!

You can help the Mohini Dance School, a nonprofit organization(EIN 82-3886232) by becoming a Sponsor.  The various sponsorship levels are:

Bronze Sponsor: DONATE $100.00

Bronze sponsors will be listed in the event brochure and receive one complimentary ticket to the event with reserved VIP seating.

Silver Sponsor: DONATE $ 250.00

Silver sponsors will be provided a quarter page in the event brochure to display their advertisement, and receive one complimentary ticket to the event with reserved VIP seating.  The sponsor’s name will be announced during the event.

Gold Sponsor: DONATE $500.00

In addition to the silver level privileges, gold sponsors will receive additional publicity via Mohini School’s website and social media sites.  Gold sponsors can also display their company banner/poster in the main lobby of the performance venue.

Platinum Sponsor: DONATE $1,500.00

Platinum sponsors will be provided a half page in the event brochure to display their advertisement, and receive two complimentary tickets to the event with reserved VIP seating. Platinum sponsors will receive additional publicity via Mohini School’s website and social media sites.  They will also have the opportunity to set up a promotional table/display booth in the main lobby of the performance venue.

GRAND Sponsor: DONATE $3,000.00

Grand sponsors will be provided a full page in the event brochure to display their advertisement, and receive two complimentary tickets to the event with reserved VIP seating. They will receive additional publicity via Mohini School’s website and social media sites.  They will have the opportunity to set up a promotional table/display booth in the main lobby of the performance venue.  In addition to this, Grand sponsors will be invited on stage and provided the opportunity to market their company at both shows.