Prashanti’ to feature dances for stress relief on September 30


Nritya Shiromani Dr. Urvashi Shrivastava and her disciples perform dances based on nine moods

PUNE: A unique-dance show ‘Prashanti’ featuring different types of dances including Kathak, Bharatnatyam, and Odissi, meant for stress relief, will be held on September 30.

The show organized by ‘Urvashi Kala Srishti Dance Academy’, featuring Nritya Shiromani Dr. Urvashi Srivastava, and her disciples, would be held at the Ramkrishna More Natyagruha in Chinchwad from 5 PM onwards. Entry is free for all.

Sharing details about the show, Dr. Urvashi said, “Dances based on nine moods or themes would be performed in the show, which is happening for the first time after the COVID-19 pandemic. The nine themes on which the dances would be performed are – ‘Prathana – instrumental dance, classical – Odissi – ‘Geet Govind’, Ganesh Vandana, bhajan, old is gold, folk dance, contemporary, nature’s dance, and fusion.

According to Dr. Urvashi, the show highlights dances used for reducing stress and developing overall personality.

‘Urvashi Kala Srishti’ is a unique dance institute where all the Indian classical dances and folk dances are taught to girls in the age group of 7-55 years.

Dr. Shrivastava was honored with the degrees of D.Sc and D.Lt in dance therapy from IOWA, USA, and the Netherlands. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology and runs a clinic on guidance and counseling, and is known for her unique choreography of stress-reducing dances and dance therapy. She has also authored a book titled ‘Stress Management And Dance’. Her Stress Reducing Dance Choreography, Commonly known as SRD, has been patented in the USA.