Dr. Samira Koser & her disciples shines in Dance ballet “Katha Katahk ki” A unique presentation of Kathak Dance.

Dr. Samira Koser & her disciples shines in Dance ballet “Katha Katahk ki”
A unique presentation of Kathak Dance.

Chandigarh, June 1st ,

Heralding a new era in the preservation and promotion of Hindustani classical music and dancing realms the Pracheen Kala Kendra had achieved another milestone of with celebration of diamond Jubilee year in 2016. To celebrate the rare feat Kendra organized a unique presentation of Kathak dance by Dr. Samira Koser and her disciples. Kendra’s Chairman Shri S.K. Monga along with Registrar Dr. Shobha Koser and Secretary Shri Sajal Koser honored the Chief Guest , Sh. Arun Sood , Hon’ble Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh and Guest of Honor famous Theatre personality Rani Balbir Kaur followed by litup the traditional lamp.
The venue Tagore Theatre reverberated with the melodic sound of tinkling sound of ghungroos as nearly 70 students ranging in age from 4 to 50 presented unique dance presentation to illustrate the origin, expansion and dissemination of Kathak dance. In nutshell birth of Kathak dance in ancient period , its growth in medieval period and development of Kathak dance in modern times was presented in this ballet.

Begin with story of birth of Kathak Samira presented ancient period how priests tells stories about God and besides narration of stories they overwhelmed with story recitation they started dancing . This is followed by Ganesh stotra “Gan Gan Ganpataya Namah” which submerge the audience with devotion.

In their next rendering the artists depicted the leelas of lord Krishna through acting and dancing on Kavit, a part of Kathak casts magical spell. After this Shingaar Ras is presented with “Sawan ki Fuhar” amidst thunderous applause. Then they doled out with two items sargam and Kajari. The programme continued with Bhajan “Sham chavi ati bani” and trivet with basic syllable of kathak dance.
After thunderous performances they moved on to present lucknow gharana of Kathak with Thumri “Khandita nayika” in this item the dancers present emotional bhava paksh of kathak dance. In the next they came with Dadra a, colourful presentation “Rangi Sari Gulabi Chunariya” enthralls the audience. This was followed by electrifying ghazal “Aaj jane ki zid na karo” amidst booming applause.
Last item of Lucknow gharana was Kathak based ‘Tarana’ which was embellished with nimble footwork and articulation dance movements by dancers.
The next presentation was Gharana of Banaras which was studded with famous sufiana kalams like Damadum Mast Kalander and “ja ja wadiya Mandir masitan” casts a magical spell. Programme was concluded with wet presentation “ghir Ghir aayi badariya Kali” The production had been embellished with soothing music, audio visual effects on screens besides dancing spells to make it a memorable marvel of dance drama for the audience from the city.

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