“Ashta Darsanam” – Geeta Chandran exudes the ease of a pro Bharatnatyam dancer. This evening she essayed ashtanayika mostly through abhinaya on vocal rendition by Sudha Raghuraman.
Annual function of Vivek Summit School (Junior wing of Manav Sthali) saw a lot of performances by small children of the school. Started from Vivekanand’s speech, moved on to various dance performances on Hollywood and Bollywood songs, play etc. Kids dancing on “I like to move it move it ” from Madagascar was probably the cutest performance of the evening.
Shri Ram Bhartiya Kala Kendra’s Ramayan is a dance drama representation of traditional Ramleela of India
Details: An ensemble of Indian classical and folk dances Venue: Shri Ram Centre, Mandi House Reviews: Very Nice, Crisp, Colorful and short (Just one hour duration). Climax of the show was spectacular. Having all classical and folk dancers on stage together and the colorful amalgamation of all cultures and dances left the audience spellbound.
Details: Sare Jahan Se Accha’ A two-day festival of Indian Classical Dance celebrating the spirit of India’s independence Venue: India Habitat Center Notes: Good but very long. Finished around 10.30 | For the first time it was four of us Sundeep, Shayon, Varun & Jitin
Details: Face to Face: A Bharatanatyam dance-theatre dialogue between Draupadi and Sita Venue: Chinmaya Mission Notes: A dance show depicting clashes in lives of Draupadi and Sita. Two different women, two different times and two different approaches towards life. But still the struggle of a woman remains the same.
Details: Rabindra Pranati – Closing ceremony of Indo-bangla joint celebrations to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore Dhak, Baul Geet, Dui Pakhi Venue: Meghdoot Theatre, Coppernicus Marg Notes: Excellent
Details: Karna – Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra’s ‘Summer Ballet Festival 2012’ Venue: Kamani Notes: Good