RASA The Aesthetic Journey

Rasa the Aesthetic journey, is a forum created by Ananda Shankar Jayant and colleague dancer, Alekhya Punjala in the year 2000, with the aim of presenting some of the best artistic productions in Hyderabad.

Some of the programmes presented between 2000-2002 were:

February 2000
3 day festival STRI

  • Daughters of the Ocean Anita Ratnam
  • Woman Thy myriad moods Alekhya Punjala
  • What About Me ? Ananda Shankar Jayant
April 2000
  • Bharatanatyam and Contemporary dance Navtej Singh Johar
  • Kathak Raghavaraj and Mangala Bhatt
July 2000
  • Ten day Nattuvangam workshop by Smt Kamalarani
February 2001
  • Sasirekha Parinayam Pasumarthy Ramalinga Shastry and Alekhya- a ballet presented after 40 years
August 2001
  • A brush with God - A painting and sculpture exhibition dedicated to Lord Ganesha by 14 leading artists
  • Music by S Venumadhav
February 2002
  • 3 day Ramayana Dance drama by Kalakshetra, Chennai
March 2002
  • One day seminar Criticism in Performing Arts
October 2002
  • Strokes of Shakti A painting and sculpture exhibition dedicated to Devi
  • Music by Prema Ramamurthy
November 2002
  • Violin recital Ganesh and Kumaresh in collaboration with Hamsadhwani, Chennai
December 2002
  • DUST by Anita Ratnam
Exigencies of our performing careers, teaching engagements and our day jobs, have precluded us from continuing this initiative, beyond 2002. We hope to revive RASA soon.