Monday, December 1, 2014

An alluring Kathak performance

SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter successfully organized yet another astounding artist evening on the 26th of November, 2014, featuring Dr. Malabika Mitra, an eminent Kathak Dancer- an artist of rare individuality blending the technical brilliance of the Jaipur Gharana with the delicate grace of the Lucknow Gharana. She was accompanied by Pt. Dinanath Mishra, a distinguished tabla player, who accentuated the melodious jingle of her ghungroos with the thrilling beats of his tabla, and Pt. Anand Gupta, a renowned vocalist and harmonium player, who transported the audience into the blissful era of the ancient India with his alluring voice.

The evening commenced with the lightening of the deepshikha by the Honorable Vice Chancellor, Dr. H. S. Dhami, followed by the bewitching Ganesha Vandana by Dr. Malabika Mitra, who mesmerized the audience, with her dance as well as with her words. Not only did she magically associate the beats and dance steps with “The Attitude of Human Beings” but also conveyed a great message, according to which ‘we neither bring along nor take back anything from this world’. The central idea of all her dance performances is that ‘Our sole impression which will stay forever in this world is the positivity and happiness that we will spread around’.

-Megha Goel, Milasha Pushpwan, Purva Kulshreshtha, Surabhi Jha, Urvashi Pande

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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.