Prem-Bandhan (Love That Binds) – Flyer

Series nameTriveni Dance Company

This is a flyer for the performance ‘Prem- Bandhan’ at the Centrespace Treaty Centre in Hounslow in March 1992. Produced by Triveni, the performance featured Pratap and Priya Pawar and their daughter, Asavari Pawar. The performance was supported by Bina Patel, Isha Persaud and Lynette Haig and was choreographed by Hare Krishna Behara, Pratap Pawar and Priya Pawar. The music was directed by Vishwa Prakash Pandit. Although Priya Pawar set up her own company, the Pushpalata Dance Company in 1992, she continued to perform with Triveni until 1994.

Date of Creation / Publication03/06/1992
CreatorTriveni Dance Company
Associated Person/ OrganisationPawar, Priya
Collection and Reference NumberPushpalata Dance Company (GB 2661 PD)
Catalogue NumberPD/TR/3
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Priya Pawar.
Series notesPriya Pawar was co-founder of the dance company Triveni, with former husband and Kathak dancer, Pratap Pawar. Triveni was set up in 1980 and Priya Pawar toured and performed widely with the company in Asia, Europe, the UK and the USA until 1993. Triveni’s artistic repertoire ranged from traditional performances which highlighted both Kathak and Odissi to more elaborate projects which combined Indian classical dance and non-western dance forms, such as Kathak-Flamenco and Afro-Caribbean dance. Some of Triveni’s performances include, Where East Meets West for the Center for Arts and Culture of East and West in New Jersey in1993, Kathak Meets Flamenco featuring Pratap and Priya Pawar, Juani Garcia and Asavari Pawar at the Symphony Space in New York City in 1993 and Waves of Rhythm, a programme which combined the dance style Kathak with percussion from the Caribbean, Turkey and India. The digitised materials include photographs, flyers and programmes.
Collection notesThe digitised materials from the Pushpalata Dance Company consist of documentation such as flyers and photographs of Priya Pawar’s performances such as ‘Chitrangada’, ‘Chandalika, The Outcaste’, Kathak-Odissi performances and various others. In addition, photographs and leaflets relating to her previous dance company, Triveni, her community, outreach and education work and biographical information are also included.
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