LALIT ARPAN - CONTINUING GURU SHISHYA TRADITION

Posted by: at 10/12/2016 11:56:00 pm

New Delhi, 12th October 2016

An evening was hosted by Artists Shruti  Gupta Chandra, Supriya Sathe, Mrinalini and Kartika Singh as a tribute and a celebration of the Guru-shishya Parampara- CONTINUING TRADITION by presenting  a selected pieces from their Guru  Shovana Narayan's repertoire .  This  two day kathak dance festival - CONTINUING TRADITION of the  18TH Edition of Lalit Arpan took place on 10th and 12th October 2016 at India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.

Amit anand

Amit anand

Artist Shruti Gupta Chandra Performing on Yashodhra

Artist Shruti Gupta Chandra Performing on Yashodhra

Artist Supriya Sathe performing on Chaand

Artist Supriya Sathe performing on Chaand

Artists Shruti Gupta Chandra and Artist Supriya Sathe performing an invocatory item Ganga Stuti.

Artists Shruti Gupta Chandra and Artist Supriya Sathe performing an invocatory item Ganga Stuti.

 Artists Shruti Gupta Chandra, Supriya Sathe, Kartika Singh and Mrinalini at the stage.

 Artists Shruti Gupta Chandra, Supriya Sathe, Kartika Singh and Mrinalini at the stage.

Chief Guest Ravi Shankar Prasad - Cabinet Minister with Shovana Narayan (on second Day)

Chief Guest Ravi Shankar Prasad - Cabinet Minister with Shovana Narayan (on second Day)

Chief Guest Shobha Deepak Singh

Chief Guest Shobha Deepak Singh

Mr. Naresh Kapuria

Mr. Naresh Kapuria

Kavita jaiswal

Kavita jaiswal

H.K.Dua with  Ranjana Narayan Shovana Narayan Abhijit Bhattacharya and Dr. Herbert Traxl.

H.K.Dua with  Ranjana Narayan Shovana Narayan Abhijit Bhattacharya and Dr. Herbert Traxl.


Guest - Moane

Guest - Moane

 Mrinalini performed to one of her Guru's strong narratives on retracing  Ramayana mythology along with the abhinaya sequences

 Mrinalini performed to one of her Guru's strong narratives on retracing  Ramayana mythology along with the abhinaya sequences

 Mrs Meena and Mrs Kavita

 Mrs Meena and Mrs Kavita

Pandit Jwala Prasad,Ranjana Narayan,  Shobha Deepak Singh, Harish Narula , Shovana Narayan and Mr. H. K. Dua lighting the lamp ceremony.

Pandit Jwala Prasad,Ranjana Narayan,  Shobha Deepak Singh, Harish Narula , Shovana Narayan and Mr. H. K. Dua lighting the lamp ceremony.

Sirat Narendra

Sirat Narendra

Tina Vachani

Tina Vachani

Kartika Singh Performing Draupadi Cheer Haran, one of the pieces from her Guru's repertoire

Kartika Singh Performing Draupadi Cheer Haran, one of the pieces from her Guru's repertoire
 
Artists Shruti Gupta Chandra on the occassion said, " I think there can be no better offering to a Guru that the art itself- what one has learnt from the Guru. CONTINUING TRADITION is just that for all of us- a homage to Guru Shovana Narayan with what we have imbibed from her over the years. The celebration of the Guru- Shishya relationship in the most intrinsic meaning of the term. Each of us dances a favourite item of Shovana Didi".


In this two day event , four disciples of the eminent Guru presented Kathak in its pure traditional style.

The inaugural evening began with an item Ganga Stuti  - an invocation by Shruti Gupta and Supriya Sathe.

Shruti  Gupta Chandra performed on Yashodhra - A trademark of her guru , where  the wife of Gautam Budh- Yashodhara- laments the stealing away of Budh in the night without telling her and  Supriya performed on  "chaand" one of her favourite pieces from her gurus repertoire where The poet, get struck by the beauty of the moonlight,a child , who wants it for  toy and a mother for whom it is a lullaby."
 
 
On the second day, The second evening opened with the performance of Kartika Singh  portrayed one of the most sought after pieces from her Guru's repertoire, Draupadi Cheer Haran. Set to a bhajan by Surdas, "Ankhiyan Hari Darshan Ki Pyaasi", the piece talks of longing for the beloved, when the aatma seeks the parmatma and Mrinalini  performed to one of her Guru's strong narratives on retracing  Ramayana mythology along with the abhinaya sequences, each dancer performs pure dance sequences set to teen taal, dhamar and 11 beats.
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