Pune, February 22, 2019: Puneites will get an opportunity to witness the 5th edition of ‘Sindhu Dance Festival’, a distinguished 3-day dance festival. The festival is the brainchild of veteran Bharatnatyam dancer Vaibhav Arekar& Kathak dancer Sushant Jadhav and is organized by Poonam Gokhale, the Bharatnatyam dancer.
The program will host a variety of Indian classical dance performances and workshops. The Festival is conducted on Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3. On the first day, the festival will be held atBalgandharvaRangamandir on Jangli Maharaj Road and on March 2 and March 3 at Tilak Smarak Mandir.
Vaibhav said, “Sindhu Mahotsav was started in the remembrance of my beloved mother. This is the 5thsuccessful edition of this festival in the city which is jointly organized by ‘Sankhya Dance Creation’&‘Mudra Centre of Performing Arts’. In this edition, we bring traditional Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Kathakali along with an amazing blend of contemporary dance with modernized techniques.
Poonam Gokhale, Founder and Director of ‘Mudra Centre of Performing Arts’ said, “This festival very beautifully intertwines the classical and contemporary styles to offer the best of all for its viewers.’’
Day 1 – Friday, March 1, 7:30 pm
On the first day, the special premiere is a piece of choreographed poetry, Vasant-Grishma-Varsha-Shishir-Vasant, which is the concept of Vaibhav Aarekarand designed by Sushant Jadhav. It will be presented at BalgandharvaRangamandir.
Seasons as experienced ‘outside’ and ‘within’.This is a work of choreographed poetry where dancers paint an external frame of seasons as seen and experienced. From within them arises the personal stories of anger and conflict; of love and pain; of void and isolation and of hope-celebration.
Day 2 – Saturday, March 2, 6:30 pm
On the second day of the festival, Kirti Ramgopal will be presenting the traditional Bharatnatyam- ‘Margam’. Kalamandalam C Gopalakrishnan, the most popular Kathakali actor will showcase ‘DusshasanaVadham’. The event will take place at Tilak Samarak at 6:30 pm.
Day 3 – Sunday, March 3, 9:30 am (Morning session)
On the concluding day of the festival, in the morning session, lecture demonstration will be conducted by PurvaDhanashree on ‘VilasiniNatyam’ which is a rare style of dancing that is originated in Andhra Pradesh. The repertoire comprises of temple dance, court dance and dance operas of female singer-dancers of Telugu origin. Anita Ratnam, will speak about the modern sensibilities in classical dance in the session ‘Neo Bharatnatyam’.The program will take place at Jyotsna Bhole Auditorium, Pune. The two lectures are free and open for all on first come first serve basis.
Day 3 – Sunday, March 3, 6:30 pm (Evening session)
In the evening session, Madhavi Mudgal and her troupe will present ‘Sankalan’, an ensemble Odissi production. After that Dr. Manjiri Dev, maestro of Kathak, along with her troupe will showcase ‘KathakParvah’, a piece on the ‘Kathak Parampara’. The program will take place at Tilak Smarak, Pune.
The tickets for the festival will be available for sale three days prior to the event at the venue. One can also contact9595830555 for tickets. Also, students who are learning dance will get some discount on group booking. For group Booking please contact RutujaUpase 7719061122.
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