Three-day Hemantotsav at Tagore Theatre inaugrated.
Chandigarh-8 Dec,Pracheen Kala Kendra needs no introduction as it is the foremost organization dedicated to promote, preserve and disseminate Indian Classical Music and Dance. Kendra organizes various festivals throughout the year in various parts of the country. Now onset of winters , Kendra is organizing a Three day Hemantotosav opened to a serene and grandiose start with a scintillating performances by Kolkata based renowned Vocalist Piu Mukherjee, Banaras based Tabla Player Pravin Uddhav and young & dynamic duo by Kathakali exponent Prabal Gupta and Odissi Dance exponent Arnab Bandyopadyay at Tagore Theatre at 6:00 pm onwards. The three day festival of Music and Dance aimed at propagating the young talent of classical performing arts of India under the series “Legends of tomorrow” and of course a warm welcome to cool winters.
Piu Mukherjee opened up the performance with Rag “Puriya Kalyan” . After a reposeful aalap Piu presented bandish “Balam more” in vilambat ek taal. Then she went on to doled out another traditional bandish “karo na manmani” set to teen taal in drut laya before she presented Tappa in Mishra kafi set to bols “miyan nazare nai aunda” . She concluded with Dadra and with her sweet and tempting voice she amidst thunderous applause.
After her melodic recital , Dr. Pravin Uddhav took the centre stage and commenced with Rag Jog Kauns along with his son Shrutisheel Uddhav. He presented many traditional Bandishes of famous Gharanas. He presented Kayda. Ladi . rela and palta amidst thunderous applause. He concluded with drut teen taal. He was well accompanied by Pt. Keshav Talegaonkar on Harmonium and Gati Krishan Nayak on Vocal.
Laslty there is stunning jugalbandi of Kathakali & Odissi dance by Prabal Gupta & Arnab Bandyopadhyay. They presented a dance ballet “ ” When Parallels Meet” – a confluence of Kathakali and Odissi. The production portrays an episode from Mahabharata about the love life of Arjuna – The Pandava Prince and the Princess of Manipur – Chitrangada. The whole production is beautifully potrayed and presented and received by audience very well. Choreography done by Prabal and Arnab . character cast – Arjuna in Odissi by Arnab Bandopadhyay, Chitrangada in Kathakali Stree vesham by Prabal Gupta
Dr. Shobha Koser along with Secretary Shri Sajal Koser honored the artists. Eminent Vocalist D. Mohan Darekar and Music Ensemble by Pt. Chetan Joshi , Debasish Adhikary, Mannai A. Kanan & Vidushi Shyamala Bhaskar will perform tomorrow as revealed by Secretary Shri Sajal Koser.