Encore! Originally aired October 15
Friday, April 9 | 2:10 PM – 2:30 PM CST (3:10 PM – 3:30 PM EST)
Duration: 20 min
Producer: Off the Fence
Short Description: Sangita recently completed her opera based on the traditional Hindu myth of the Divine Goddess, Durga. Performed with audience participation, a short film version of the Opera allows viewers to experience some of the powerful emotions that participants feel as they sing and dance. The Durga Opera is rooted in traditional Hindu song-cycles and uses ancient Sanskrit mantras. The dance utilises yoga positions that anyone can learn.
Sangita explains how singing mantras can reattune the singer’s relationship with their body and with the natural world. Sangita wants us all to reconnect to a feminine divine force that has been overlooked in recent years, but whose presence she believes is vital if we are to save our planet.
Sangita Lakhanpal, WWF
Chantal Elkin, WWF