Not many dancers could boast of as stunning a stage presence as Padmashri Urvashi Shobana. Lovers of classical dance will be able to watch the accomplished Bharatanatyam danseuse, perform live in the longest art festival in the world, Soorya Festival which will begin on September 1, 2011 in Trivandrum.
Held by the Soorya Stage and Film Society, a cultural society which promotes the arts vigorously, the Soorya Festival of Music and Dance presents varied dance performances by artistes showcasing different dance forms like Kathak, Manipuri, Bharta Natyam, Kathak, Kathakali and Mohiniyattam. Renowned dancers from all over India perform at this festival.
Padmashri Urvashi Shobana’s magnum opus, classical dance will definitely be a part of the festival. Shobana, Soorya Krishnamoorthi, Y Gee Mahendran and others participated at the press meet organized by Soorya Cultural society to announce the festival start.
In addition to Trivandrum the fest will also be conducted in various cities including Chennai, Madurai, Bengaluru, Pondicherry, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Jabalpur, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar, Pune, Mumbai, Dombiville, Thirunelveli, Thanjavoor, Mookambika temple at Kollur, Nagercoil and Thiruchirappalli.
Shobana at Soorya Festival Event Video