Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dr. Rajendra Prasanna

A new chapter was added in the series of continued efforts of SPIC MACAY Pantnagar chapter for conserving the rich cultural heritage that we possess and are and will always be proud to be associated with.
The advent of an all new tradition of classical vocal and dance performances was enriched with another milestone of performance of Nadaratna award winner Dr. Rajendra Prasanna, a noted exponent of the art of flute playing.
The performance showcased the dual rasa of being energetic with the elevating suras and at the same time anesthetic because of the soothing effect on the heart and soul of the audience.
The ragas made the audience move into the abstract, subtle, inspiring and mystical domains and created a miraculous effect binding each neuron of every viewer simultaneously, creating an aura of magnificence. The performance comprised of a perfect blend of the innate beauty of the real world and an indulgence in the boundaries of the spiritual domains as well.
SPIC MACAY has often been credited with pioneering the efforts to present Indian Classical art forms in a comprehensive manner in front of today’s youth to create a better understanding and appreciation, and this event proved to be yet another milestone in the series of these enthralling events time and again in the history of SPIC MACAY Pantnagar chapter.
With the new generation becoming bereft of an understanding of our great heritage, this event succeeded in taking the people away from their worldly pursuits and filling the gaps between conventional ideologies and the modern trends of the youth.
It is said that No freedom can approach that obtained by the mastery of the spirit over the body, and this mystical and divine aspect of music was well displayed in the memorable performance.

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The Pantnagar Chapter of SPIC MACAY was established on 15th Feb.,1984, and through these years, we have evolved in knowledge, exposure and experience. With the ceaseless efforts of the Chapter members, the Staff Counsellor, and the University Administration, and amalgamated with the patronage of the dozens of Indian classical dance and music forms, the Pantnagar Chapter of SPIC MACAY has had the opportunities to witness some of the greatest living exponents of the traditional Indian art forms. It is our endeavor to help disseminate the best of the Indian classical heritage with its attendant legends, rituals, mythologies and philosophies to young students and professionals.