Monday, May 30, 2016
Noted artiste enthrals audience with classical dance
The healthiest form of projection is art. Following this line of thought, Mount Litera School projected the richness of classical traditions of Indian dance and music through the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) event that saw enthralling performances by artistes Gauri Diwakar, Yogesh Gangani and Saniullah Khan here on Friday.Gauri Diwakar is a dancer and a kathak exponent who has been mentored by Pandit Birju Maharaj and Shri Jai Kishan Maharaj. She presented kathak for the audience, which mainly comprised students and their parents. “I enjoyed every moment of being on stage and it was a wonderful audience,” said the artiste after her performance.
Gauri has performed at several national as well as international dance festivals. She is an artiste of Doordarshan, New Delhi, and empanelled by the ICCR. She has also been awarded “Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar” for 2008.Yogesh Gangani, a tabla and pakhawaj player, complemented her every move with his fine ‘thap’. The danseuse initiated with Ganesh Vandana and even invited students to the stage for an impromptu dance class.
District education officer Satinderbir Singh was the chief guest on the occasion. While addressing students, he highlighted the importance of Indian classical arts and motivated them to learn more about rich Indian heritage and culture. Director of the school Manjot Dhillon appreciated SPIC MACAY for glorifying the rich culture and tradition of India.