Highlights of ‘ATMA’ in Sofia, Bulgaria

On Sunday Sept 17 Samadhi dancers and sisters Vraja Sundari and Sarada Sarita Keilman had the honour to perform three significants scenes from Samadhi’s Mahabharata-themed production ‘ATMA’ at the annual Ratha Yatra festival at in Sofia, Bulgaria. The well-organised festival was under the direction of Stela Saci-Sundari Hristova and with 2000+ visitors the event was one of the highlights of the annual Festival of City of Sofia.
Photography: George Nechev
Photography: George Nechev
The music-and dance production ‘ATMA’ is a collaboration with the Russian singer Ananda Monet and entirely based on her music album ‘Inevitable Time’ released May 2015. The performance in Sofia portrayed fragments of the stories around Queen Kunti, Queen Draupadi and the Universal Form in a contemporary manner, bringing the essence of these legendary stories to the here and now.
Photo: Miro Alexiev
Photo: Miro Alexiev
Photo: Miro Alexiev
Photo: Miro Alexiev
Photography: Marian Marinov
Photography: Marian Marinov
Highlights of ‘ATMA’ in Sofia, Bulgaria
The sisters had a truly memorable experience performing for such an appreciative audience and were hosted wonderfully by the dedicated team of organisers. It was a pleasure as well to hold several interviews with a.o. Bulgaria ON AIR which can be viewed here. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the incredible and kindhearted organisation led by Stela Saci-Sundari Hristova and we are very much looking forward returning to this beautiful country in the (nearby) future!
View some of our favourite captured moments by photographers Miro Alexiev, George Nechev, Elena Largova, Marian Marinov, Angel Krachunovski.
Photography: Marian Marinov
Photography: Marian Marinov
Photography: Marian Marinov
Photography: Marian Marinov
Photography: Elena Largova
Photography: Elena Largova
Photography: Kandarpa Manjari
Photography: Kandarpa Manjari
Highlights of ‘ATMA’ in Sofia, Bulgaria
With Bulgaria ON AIR's TV host Konstantina Zhivova
With Bulgaria ON AIR’s TV host Konstantina Zhivova
Photography: Marian Marinov
Photography: Marian Marinov
Photography: Angel Krachunovski
Photography: Angel Krachunovski
Photography: Angel Krachunovski
Photography: Angel Krachunovski