HCL series concerts present various classical artists of music and dance in India. We recently had the good fortune of watching Aditi Mangaldas and her troupe performing the piece “Uncharted Seas” at Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon. The spell binding experience makes us conscious of the rich and timeless legacy that we inherited in terms of music and arts in India.
Rachana Yadav recently performed Samvet – A 70 minute programme of Kathak based on Five Elements of nature. We in Gurgaon, don’t get to see a lot of classical art based programmes. Hence it’s no surprise that the auditorium was full even on a week evening.
Classical dances of India have mesmerised the world. Manipuri is one of the classical dances originating eponymously from Manipur. In the course of the performance by Sovanabrata Sarkar and Nutan Sovan Sarkar, we witnessed the grandeur of this dance through gorgeous but tasteful costumes, soft and lyrical dance movements and the rhythmic accompanying music characterised by hymns, taals and drums. The performance was interspersed with candid chitchat by Sovan about Manipur dance form and Manipur. On hearing him speak, we had a strong urge of planning the next holiday at Manipur.