An amazingly ethereal profusion of spontaneity, melody, rhythm, beauty, truth, aesthetic, piousness, purity, passion, filled movements of dance in gestures, emotions and steps mesmerized and delighted the audience at Shilpgram on 11th December.
Held at the Shilpgram Theatre Hall from 6:30pm till 9:30pm it was an occasion that commemorated the sweet strains of lyrics from the book entitled “Geet Govind” sung in praise and in devotion for Lord Krishna by Medieval Indian History Laureate and renowned poet Jaidev.
The performers from young girls and women, who embellished the poetics with their kindled, enlightened art of Odissi dance, having been mentored voluntarily by Guruji of Vrindawan, whose patronisation and motivation have not only enriched and enlivened the long lost, precious, classical Indian literary piece through Art of Music and Dance, but his kind dedication has relived the sensitivity of both spectators and performers all across India within a few years of its inception and conception.
It has proved to be an offshoot for international cultural exchange and preservation of national heritage, which indeed needs more credits and acclamation, then what till it has received.
Dr. Pallavi Sharma, a Gynecologist in the Pannadhaya Hospital, Udaipur and her husband Dr. Ashok Sharma along with their three daughters have been ardently pursuing this Odissi Dance art to enact the work of laureate Jaidev. The group, comprising of lovely damsels with perfect bliss and coordination transcended the varied artistic presentations while enacting the Gopis’ love for Lord Krishna, “the ten incarnations of the Infinite Form of Supreme Being on Earth”. The incredibility of its aesthetics seemed unending to suspend spectators’ eyes on the commendable performative part of beautiful dancers of all age groups.
The lovely little girls enacted the miraculous, enchanting pastimes of Krishna; they performed on incantations sung in praise of Shiva; they danced with piety on lyrics composed to invoke the deity’s blessings. The audience enjoyed the musical-dance sequences on Vasant Pallavi, Battuu Nritya, Madhurashtakam, Kalawati Pallavi, Kede Chandan, etc.
Spectators relished the blithe expressions manifested in motions of dancing steps performed by famous Dancer and Director of Venuvaad Kala Kendra, Vrindawan, who had been also acclaimed and felicitated by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
An epitome of creative unity and aesthetics was visible in the participation and devotion of the dance performers such as Anuradha from Croatia and Chandramukhi from Switzerland. With the blessings of the mentor named Guruji, Venunaad Kala Kendra was carried far and wide across the world by learning the rich and beautiful Odissi Dance Art and through their illustrious and glorious presentations.
Dance performers were – Vrandawani Sharma, Arya Gupta, Amchal Bedi, Shireen, Kratavi, Navya Songh, Jhanvhi, Nehal, Sanskriti, Payal,Nandini, Rajeshwari Malhar, Dakshyami, Himanshi, Falguni, Shivika, Pallavi, Archana, Pawan Rajwaar. All sequences of dance performances were directed by the mentor of Odissi dance, Pratap Narayan Mishra.
The program was anchored and coordinated by Momin Khan. West Zone Additional Director Sudhanshu Singh presided the event. Dr. Jayshree Singh and Anuradha Singh were the Special Guests, whose admiration for the performance prompted them to extend lots of appreciation and gratitude to have given them the opportunity to watch the spectacular art of Odissi on the works of Poet Jaidev. Jaimal Singh Rathore extended his heartfelt adulation to performers, organisers, mentors, guests and audience.