Pune: The historical premises of Shaniwarwada will, once again, come alive with the spirit of celebration as the annual Shaniwarwada Dance & Music festival, which has entered in to its glorious 14th year, on Sunday, 1st Dr. Sandhya Purecha & Smt. Jhelum Paranjape will grace the event while senior actress Tanuja will inaugurate the festival.
The inauguration of the festival will take place on Sunday March 1 at 6.30 pm. at sprawling Shaniwarwada Lawns. After the inauguration with the lightning of the lamp, the festival will see ‘Ganesh vandana’ by renowned Bharatnatyam Dansesue Smt. Uma Ghotge & her troupe followed by ‘Sankeertan’, an adaptation of the stories of renowned Maharashtrian Saints in the classical style of Bharatanatyam by Samarchana School of Dance.
The event will also have an exciting choreography in the form of ‘Shiva Shankar’, presented in the form of classical dance drama based on different episodes from Shiv Parvati’s life. It will be presented by Sandhya Purecha with her group in the classical Bharatnatyam style along with Smt. Jhelum Paranjape with Smitalaya troupe in the classical Odissi style.
Ranka Jewellers & Zensar Technologies will be the sponsors & Weikfield, More Mischief, Radio One and Pure Gold Fine Chocolate, Samruddha Jeevan will be Associate Sponsors of the event. The gold and silver passes of this Festival are available at Rs 200 and Rs 100 respectively at Poona Club, DVD Express-Aundh, The O Hotel, Balgandharva Rangmandir and Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagrah from 20 Feb. up to March 1.