Immersed
  • Choreography: Aditi Mangaldas 
  • Solo Performance On Live Music
  • Troupe: 1 Dancer, 4-5 Musicians, 2 tech- light & sound/ 1 manager
  • Vocal Composition:Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan 
  • Duration:1 Hour 15 Min 
  • Premiere: Delhi, India, 2010

Krishna, Achyuta, Manohar, Muralidhar, Vasudev, Anant!
Krishna, can you be all this and more? Who thought of you, Krishna? Who's imagination are you? Is imagination greater than you? 

Chakradhari, Giridhari, Achal, Anirudha, Keshava, Gopinath!
You are immeasurable, Greater than any man, woman or even God!
Parabramha, Parathasarathi, Achal, Madan, Niranjan!

You are breath, always be at the edge of my being! You are the journey, lead me through the vagaries of time! You are passion and abandon, let me partake of all that you offer! You are death, embrace me! You are LIFE, engulf me! 

CHOREOGRAPHER’S NOTE: “Literature, Architecture, Dance, Music, Poetry, Sculpture…visions of Krishna everywhere! Can one make Krishna into a belief or a concept? Can one hold Krishna as something fixed and static? Can Krishna be of any gender, class or faith? To me Krishna is the ever flowing river, the unquenchable flame, LIFE itself.” Aditi Mangaldas

“Mangaldas owned the stage without trying to earn it…in one magical scene, the rustle of ankle bells in the dark suggested a hushed pulse of life within the void.” Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian, Darbar Festival, Sadlers Wells, London 2017 

“Aditi Mangaldas’s sparkling technique of Kathak with a contemporary sophistication... Mangaldas stole the concluding evening with her sparkling solo...The intriguing concept of Krishna is dealt with utmost sensitivity by the dynamic dancer.”

Manjari Sinha, The Statesman

“The best part of the programme was Immersed…images floated by: of the fast flowing river, the unquenchable flame.” Utpal K Banerjee, The Pioneer