YOUNG ARTISTES of renowned dance school ‘Kalapadam’ gave some spectacular presentations before a large gathering at Bharat Bhawan on Tuesday evening.
All the presentations were centrally focused on the main theme of ‘Guru Vandana’ to mark the auspicious occasion of ‘Guru Purnima’. The ‘Nritya Natika’ on this day was carried out in various stages, including a few solo and group recitals in Bharatnatyam.
The programme began with the intonation of ‘MangalaCharan’ from the Ramayana, which was aptly translated to the audience through beautiful body movements and postures by a team of artists built up by Ramya Menon, Manasi Rathore and group.
The mood of pious devotion was further paved by the dance recital of Shweta Sharma who prominently incorporated visual lucidity in her performance through the harmonious blend of body language and facial expressions especially during the invocation of the ‘shlokas’ describing the ‘Dashavtars’ of Lord Vishnu.
But the most thrilling performance of the evening came out from tiny tots of Kalapadam who sent the audience into an uproar with their playful yet enchanting ways of dancing, rightfully to the tunes of their guru Shri Shankar Hombal.
The young artistes also vocally rendered several intricate verses from Vedic scriptures with agreeable ease, thus, calling upon Lord Ganesha, Shiva, Goddess Saraswati and the cosmic flutist Krishna to bless them.
This session was also interlaced with some ‘Guru Vandanas’. The spectators were also visually treated with some riveting performances of folk dances.
Earlier, Cultural Minister Laxmikant Sharma, who graced the function as the chief guest inaugurated the programme and threw some light on the revered relationship between a disciple and a guru in the Indian tradition.
He also welcomed well-known Nritacharya Shankar Hombal who directed the recital. Reiterating the importance of the ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’ Hombal emphasised that masters had always generously devoted their whole and sole in imparting nuances of each and every component of their learning to students and now it was now their turn to pay homage on the propitious day of Guru Purnima.
The programme was organised by Anhad, as part of the special presentation series at Bharat Bhavan.