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Bharatanatyam by Sonam & Sachhidanand Narayankar
Odissi by Kalyani & Vaidehi Phagre

An NCPA Presentation

Bharatanatyam by Sonam & Sachhidanand Narayankar

Currently under the mentorship of Vaibhav Arekar, Sonam and Sachhidanand Narayankar have completed their post-graduation in Bharatanatyam from Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya (affiliated with Mumbai University) established by Dr. Kanak Rele. They are graded artistes of Doordarshan, qualified by UGC NET and run the Nrityarangam Kala Mandir in Solapur, which has students from around the world learning Bharatanatyam online. The duo has performed in numerous national and international dance festivals, including the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival and the Doha Tribecca Film Festival.

The presentation will begin with a shloka in praise of Lord Shiva followed by ardhanarishra kriti. The next piece is a varnam in Raagam Kharaharapriya Thalam Adi composed by Dhandayuthapani Pillai. A piece of conflict, between jeeva and aathma where the former is bound by karma, and the latter pines to become one with parmatma. The presentation concludes with a lovely Marathi pada, ‘Rusali Radha Rusala Madhava’ in Raga Mishra Yaman, depicting the love quarrel between Radha and Krishna; and its effect on the entire Gokula. All the dances have been choreographed by Arekar.

Odissi by Kalyani & Vaidehi Phagre

Kalyani and Vaidehi Phagre have been training extensively under their aunt, Bindu Juneja. They have also trained in Kathakali under Margi Vijayakumar and performed along with him at the Margi Institute of Kathakali, Trivandrum. The duo has been performing duets across major cities in India for over a decade including Odissi Dance Festival, Shravan Mahotsav, and Khajuraho Dance Festival, to name a few. They also teach at Urdhvam – Centre for Classical Arts in Bhopal, founded by Juneja. Kalyani has completed her graduation in Sanskrit Literature from Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, while Vaidehi is a graduate in History, Hindustani classical music and English Literature from Sarojini Naidu Government College, Bhopal. Accompanying their guru, the duo has performed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, on the occasion of the maiden visit of Former U.S. President, Barack Obama as well as at the royal wedding of the King of Bhutan.

Indian classical dance is steeped in philosophy and mirrors its profound aspects. Darpana is a presentation that unfolds in four parts: the first composition ‘Mangalam’ brings forth the spirit of oneness, auspiciousness, peace, and harmony—the vision of great seers manifesting in Vedic Verses. The second composition is a traditional Oriya abhinaya,‘Sangini Re Chaha’ signifying human aspiration for unity with the eternal. The third is a pallavi in Raga Bihag, a celebration of movement, growth, and expansion followed by Narmadashtakam by Adi Shankaracharya, an ode to river goddess Narmada.


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