India and China depicting the romance with classical dances charms Chinese

Vastavam web: A dance play, featuring classical dance and art forms of India and China, depicting the romance between an Indian and Chinese, captivated the audience here.The dance drama “Shiv-Yin”, co-choreographed by noted Indian choreographer Rukmini Chatterjee and Chinese dance artist Aimin Teng, involves classical Indian dance forms of Bharatanatyam, Kathak and the Chinese martial arts.While Souraja Tagore, Kantika Mishra and Rukmini enthralled the audience with their immaculate Bharatanatyam and Kathak dances, merging them into the story line, the all- male Chinese artists lightened the show with their Kung-fu skills.
“Shiv-Yin is a rare performance bringing China and India together through dance and music,” Rukmini said, outlining the theme of her show performed here last night at a theatre attended by large Chinese audience.It explores the concept of the male and the female, known in Chinese as Yin and Yang through two distinct cultures. In a larger context, Shiv-Yin searches for commonalities between two great civilisations, she said.