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Enthralling Gangavtaran

A JAM-PACKED auditorium, foot-tapping music, youthful dancers and an ambience reminiscent of the hills made it a perfect setting for ?Gangavtaran?. The dance-drama, organised by Devanchalam, was staged in the presence of Sangam Bahuguna at Rai Umanath Bali auditorium on Saturday. The dance-drama depicted Ganga?s appearance on the earth. The objective was to send out a message to save the Ganga from pollution by raising awareness among people and authorities.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2006 10:28 IST

A JAM-PACKED auditorium, foot-tapping music, youthful dancers and an ambience reminiscent of the hills made it a perfect setting for ‘Gangavtaran’.
The dance-drama, organised by Devanchalam, was staged in the presence of Sangam Bahuguna at Rai Umanath Bali auditorium on Saturday.

The dance-drama depicted Ganga’s appearance on the earth. The objective was to send out a message to save the Ganga from pollution by raising awareness among people and authorities.

The script by Manu Dhaudiyal was rendered well into dance-drama script by Harish Badola. Sangam Bahuguna played Bhagirathi and Harish Badola, Brahma.

Smriti Mohan enacted the role of Ganga, while Shiv’s character was played by Sunil Rawat. The dance segments of the drama were directed well by Vandana Tiwari. It represented a fusion of Kathak with hill folk culture. And the dance segments were performed by Jeetu Rajput, Abhishek Narayan, Sudarshan, Divya Sagar, Aarti Srivastava, Nitin Srivastava, Priti Srivastava, and Aafreen. Music was by Hem Singh. Songs were rendered by Jagat Singh Dhopal, Devesh Chaturvedi and Alpa Mehrotra. Lighting was conceptualised by Gopal Sinha and Jagmohan.

Lalit Singh Pokhariya was in charge of the costumes.