DANCE OF MYSTICS
Sufi Kathak – Dance of the Mystics – Exploring the Feminine in Sufi Poetry (1998 till present)
A unique concept by Manjari Chaturvedi, for two decades, this explores the feminine in Sufi poetry as depicted by Sufi mystics for their beloved, the Almighty. Such an aspect is solely relegated to the Sufi faith in the Indian subcontinent, where Kabir, Hazrat Amir Khusrau, Baba Bulleh Shah and Hazrat Shah Niyaz have presented their pure love and devotion for the divine by characterizing themselves as the wife, bride and beloved of the Almighty. Manjari Chaturvedi portrayed the same using different genres of music- Qawwalli, Classical Indian Music, Music from Iran, and traditional Music from Rajasthan.