Sharjah: The Klassical Rhythms team had their 7th annual Bharatanatyam performance on December 14 in Sharjah. The team performed under the able guidance and mentorship of Guru Nritya Ratna Rohini Ananth, who is an established luminary in the art industry across the UAE and India.
The evening commenced with a delightful performance by N Sajini, a special guest from India, who is a disciple of Dr. Sanjay Shantaram. Sajini performed the Shiva Stuthi and Padam.
As the curtains were raised for the Sabha Vandanam, the theatre reverberated with a thunderstorm of applause for the young dancers, as if a response from the Gods themselves. Nearly forty dancers in the age group of 5 to 45, stood confident and performed with ease.
Guru Rohini had encapsulated the entire program with excellent primer, attracting the admiration of even those audience not so familiar with the art form, while the narration team explained the history and context in between performances.
The highlight of the evening was the "Dashavataram," a dance depicting the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Nine dancers gave an enthralling performance and received a standing ovation from the audience and dignitaries present. The special comment by the dignitaries of never having seen such an outstanding Dashavataram choreography and execution is in itself a testimony of the finesse and grace with which the story was enacted.
The fine detailed movement, the flick of the fingers, movements of the neck, abdomen, toes and emotions showcased the in-depth involvement and engagement of the dancers’ body and soul. The class and aura the dancers created, with proficiency, focus and control speak volumes of the Guru’s devotion to her disciples.
Stylistically, the entire event was mesmerizing, meticulously sculpted and scripted. Emotions, too, were curated, refined and demonstrated. Rohini’s choreography featured her experience in mythological history and we saw her commitment to keeping the values, culture and tradition alive. The trust, faith and belief of the parents could also be seen by the overwhelming praises throughout the three-hour program.
The programme then ended with a promise of another spectacular event soon. An evening to remember for many art connoisseurs and art enthusiasts, this magical evening will linger in their minds, even after the curtains are fall.
A small environment-friendly CSR activity was also seen at the event as plants were given to the dignitaries along with handmade paper bags by the young dancers.
The event was presided by Ranjith Melepatt, N Sajini and Prakruthi M Gururaj. Dignitaries like N Mohan, Shodhan Prasad and Vasu Shetty were also present at the event. Senior dancers of the Klassical Rhythms team were the emcee who engaged the audience.
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