Tridha –A Triple Bill Evening of Contemporary Dance

Tridha is the title of a Triple Bill Evening which features three of SNDA’s latest productions.

About Dhrut

The first one being ‘Dhrut’ that travelled extensively in 2016 and has been lauded by critics -

Fluid & Fabulous

- Mid-Day

Captivated from the word GO

- Dr. Sunil Kothari, The Hindu

An Impeccable Imagery

- The Statesman

Delving into the fascinating concept of time dilation, Dhrut portrays the intricate relationship between time, space and speed. A sync between rapid movement vocabulary and musicality - the choreography highlights the individual impact of pace, rhythm and motion on movement to culminate into an emulsion of the three.

Snippets of Dhrut

The second one being Artistic Director Sumeet Nagdev’s Solo Performance, for the first time choreographed by his mentor and former principal dancer of the prestigious Martha Graham Dance Company, Steve Rooks titled ‘Dashanan’.

Sumeet returned to performing solo after 3 years and his solo production in 2013 ‘Talkative Dancer’ was described as ‘Poetic, Philosophical..’ by Leela Venkataraman in The Hindu.

About Dashanan

Inspired by Ramayana’s mythological figure Ravana (depicted as demon), Dashanan – the 10-headed journeys through ten distinct ideologies of Ravana imagined in the present that contretemps himself against the backdrop of a successful failure. The movement vocabulary is a mix of Graham inspired physicality and Yakshagana, an Indian traditional theatre form that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, makeup and stage techniques. 28th April in Mumbai was the Premiere of this production.

Trailer of Dashanan

About Trishna

The Final showcase of the evening is a trio dance theatrical piece titled Trishna which premiered at the closing of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2017 in Mumbai.

Trishna delves into a deeper insight at social elements but from the point of view of women in society at large. From domestic spaces to public spaces, the production delves into finding 'How do we look at women?' The production is designed by reconstructing experiences of a domestic helper and her husband.

Snippets of Trishna


Dance Artists
Tejaswee Sontakke, Shradhha Rupavate, Neeraj Lohani, Kiran Shenvi & Sumeet Nagdev

Sanchit Mhatre – Cajon & Percussions
Vedant Lele – Djembe
Jayant Pawar – Keyboard
Divya Raut - Flutes (Dashanan)
Madhura Godbole - Vocals (Dashanan)
Suraaj Parab - Upright Bass (Dashanan)
Sumeet Nagdev & Tejaswee Sontakke - Recitals

Music Direction
Sumeet Nagdev

Music Arrangement
Sanchit Mhatre

Concept, Choreography & Light Design
Sumeet Nagdev

Choreography (Dashanan)
Steve Rooks

Rehearsals Direction
Kiran Shenvi

Art Direction (Dashanan)
Sasha Nagdev & Jai Panchal

Smita Malhotra (PDA, Delhi), Sumeet Nagdev, Divya Jain & Jeru Mehta

Produced By
Sasha Nagdev


Trishna is currently scheduling for tour in 2017-2018.