World premiere of Om Mani Padme Hum and Svarupa-Vyakta

Join us for a celebration of dance as decorated Italian dancer-choreographer Stefano  Fardelli and his troupe takes the stage at the Kolkata Centre for Creativity on 25-26 February 2023. The project has been commissioned by the Berlin Dance Institute in  collaboration with EurAsia Dance Project International Network, and supported by Italian Cultural Institute, General Consulate of Italy and Kolkata Centre for Creativity.

This exclusive world premiere consists of two performances, Om Mani Padme Hum and  Svarupa-Vyakta – both created and choreographed by Stefano Fardelli. 

Om Mani Padme Hum is a new work by Stefano and it focusses on the history and rituals of  the Tibetan Buddhists of the Yellow Hat Order with particular connection to Shaolin monks.  The title is derived from Sanskrit and it means ‘honouring the lotus jewel’.  

The performance will be staged by Umberto Gesi (Italy), Tejaswini Loundo (India), Marco Hernandez (Mexico), and Jesus Rea (Bolivia).

Svarupa-Vyakta will be staged as a duet after the premiere of Om Mani Padme Hum. The title is derived from the combination of two Sanskrit words and is inspired by Stefano’s trip to Varanasi which left him stunned by its vibrant culture and ambience. Originally conceptualised as a solo performance, the piece won a prize at the Gdansk Solo Dance Contest in Poland and after that it went on tour around the world.

The piece will be performed by Marco Hernandez (Mexico) and Jesus Rea (Bolivia).

Show dates: 25 and 26 February 2023
Time: 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Venue: Kolkata Centre for Creativity

About Stefano Fardelli
Stefano Fardelli is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, teacher and Artistic Director of EurAsia Dance Project International Network. He obtained his degree at M.A.S. Academy in Milan and has toured all over the globe with his stunning performances. His most prominent international collaborations include the Berlin Opera, The Place, Royal Filand Opera, Les 
Gens d’Uterpan, English National Opera, Cie Twain, etc.

He teaches Feldenkrais technique and contemporary dance for the biggest festivals, theatres, professional centres and dance companies the world over. In 2011, he was selected by the Italian Government among the young talents who would represent Italy to the world.

His productions are supported in Europe by Ass. Cult. Pindoc Onlus and DanceHaus which are supported by the Italian Government and by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Italian Embassy.

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