Daskon Pramila - The Eternal Resonance of LOVE KATHAK Dance Drama - By Anushka Ekanayake On the 24th February 2017 @ Bishops Auditorium from 6.30 pm onwards The Legend of…
Daskon Pramila - The Eternal Resonance of LOVE
KATHAK Dance Drama - By Anushka Ekanayake
On the 24th February 2017 @ Bishops Auditorium from 6.30 pm onwards
The Legend of Eternal LOVE
‘Daskon Pramila’ is a romantic catastrophe from Sri Lankan history.The story derives from a Kandyan folk tale which based on an incident took place in Senkadagala kingdom during the regime of King Veera Parakrama Narendrasinghe in the year 1707.
Prince Narendrasingha was a dominant youth, who was the heir to the throne after the sudden decease of his father, King wimaladharmasuriya 2. To be the king was not an easy task for the prince due to the revolutionary behavior of the superior ministers of the King’s council.
‘Pedro Gaskon’, the childhood friend of Narendrasinghe, helped the prince to overcome the obstacles to crowned as the King of Senkadagala realm. The King appointed Gaskon, who was named as Daskon later, as the chief minister of the King’s council as an appreciation for his yeoman service.
Beautiful Pramila was the beloved queen of the King Narendrasinghe.
LOVE knows No Boundaries, No distance.It has a sole intention of bringing people together for a time called ‘forever’.Daskon and Pramila secretly fell in eternal sanctuary of Love which led to a tragic end.
Daskon Pramila The Eternal Resonance of LOVE is a dance drama, stage by Anushka Katak Dance Academy. For the first time in Sri Lanka, this experimental dance performance brings out the flavor of love through the unique dance style of KATAK .
Kathak is the classical dance style of North India. The word Kathak is derived from katha , meaning "a story", and hence the word Kathak means a storyteller who recounted mythological tales in the temples and danced them in a state of ecstasy.
Daskon Pramila The Eternal Resonance of LOVE is the brainchild of Anushka Nilanjani Ekanayake, the founder of Anushka Katak Dance Acadamy.
Anushka Nilanjani Ekanayake, whose alma mater was Devi Balika Vidyalaya – Colombo, learnt her primary lessons of dancing from Mrs. Sirimathie Rasadari , the pioneer in introducing the Katak Dance style to Sri Lanka and Mrs. Manori Udayarathne, who trained her up to Visharadh.
In 2002 Anushka joined the prestigious Bhatkhande Music University, Lucknow to continue her further studies in Kathak dance and Indian Classical Music under scholarship (ICCR) offered by High Commission of India.
She completed the degree of B.Mus (Bachelor of Music) in North Indian Kathak dance with first division pass under the guidance of Mrs. Manjula Panth and pursued her post-graduation with first division pass (Master of Performing Arts) in the same field under professor Kum Kum Dhar.
Anushka completed her degree of Nipun with first division pass under Mrs. Meera Dixith at Bhatkhande Music University, Lucknow and the degree of Visharadh in Hindustani classical (vocal) music. She got qualified to undergo an intensive training under expert guidance of Pt. Arjun Mishra, one of the foremost disciples of Pt. Birju Maharaj, the Maestro of Lucknow Gharana of Kathak.
Anushka showcases her multifaceted talents, by being a leading TV personal in Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation since the year 2000. She addresses the audience as a TV Presenter and as a News presenter. She is the visiting lecturer of Kathak dance at the University of Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo.
Anushka has marked her presence in Sri Lankan Cinema by appearing in two films, directed by her uncle Mr. Amaranath Jayathilake namely “Yuwathipathi” and “Bheeshanaye Athuru Kathavak” (A drop in the reign of terror) and in two teledramas by Mr. Gamini Rathnasiri.
Come and witness
The Eternal Sanctuary of LOVE