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Poetry through dance

india Updated: Dec 20, 2006 01:38 IST

THE CONCLUDING day of ‘Anushruti’ cultural festival at Ravindra Bhavan on Tuesday oscillated from a flexible dance to a reverberating classical music presentation.

The programme started with Mohini Moghe’s Kathak dance themed on the poems of Pandit Padmakar. Moghe and her group showed through their vibrant gyrations, the beauty of four different seasons — summer, monsoon, autumn and spring.

The gestures were spread across a slew of feelings — love, elation, anxiety, happiness, loneliness and sadness. The entire season-based performance showed with acumen how poetry could be flavoured with dance.

Although the boundaries of the two forms of art are different, they can still be merged with the same fundamentals. Moghe concluded with Tarana based on Rag Bahar.

The musical session of Pandit Sriram Marathe started with Bada Khayal in Rag Rageshwar and Ek Tal Vilambit. The ‘bol’ of the song were ‘Paya Baje Shoubh Raj Ki Nar Bhari Kamso’. This was followed by Chhota Khayal also in Rag Rageshwar but Teen Taal and Madhyalaya. The wordings were ‘Bawari Bhayi Murli Ke Dhun Sun Kar’.

The last presentation was a bhajan of Mira in Rag Bhairvi and Tal Keharva —  ‘Mero Man Ram Hi Ram Ratere’. The other accompaniments were — Akhilesh Duboliya (tabla), Brij Mohan Bambale (violin), Vijay Sapre (tanpura), Rajdhar Shivde (tanpura) and Jitendra Sharma (harmonium).