InterGlobe Foundation (IGF) partnered with Sudhaaya Dance Foundation to celebrate the depiction of feminine figures in the historical sculptural motifs of India, which represents a woman who was liberated, accomplished and proudly proclaims her own femininity, the company said.
In India, these motifs are revered across artistic disciplines and are abound in the religious architecture of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. However, with the changing times, these culturally and aesthetically rich sculptures are losing their significance. Therefore, through this collaboration, IGF aims to recover the cultural representation of Indian women. In line with this vision, a performance by the renowned Odissi dancer – Shagun Butani was organized yesterday evening on the theme ‘Interpreting the Feminine in Sculpture through Odissi’. It highlighted the paradigms of the feminine by weaving together sculpture, dance and traditions that represent the visual and performing arts of India.
Rohini Bhatia, Chairperson, InterGlobe Foundation, said, “In the present age, it is imperative to re-establish a connection of the younger generation with the heritage of our country. While plans are in place to celebrate the International Women’s Day everywhere, in our endeavour to celebrate womanhood, we documented the selected sculptures and presenting it visually along through the ancient Indian classical dance form Odissi.”
“The initiative is aimed at creating an interest and awareness towards the iconic sculptural motifs portraying women and their representation in the society. Our rich and stimulating cultural history will evoke a sense of recognition towards the feminine figures in the contemporary world,” she added.
InterGlobe Foundation is the CSR wing of the InterGlobe Group. IGF is committed to building a society that is just, equitable, inclusive and utilizes resources in a sustainable manner. It nurtures partnerships and supports initiatives that bring together resources, expertise and vision in the areas of heritage & culture, environment and livelihood, company informed.