Organised by Samved Society for Performing Arts
Established by Kathak exponent Uma Dogra in 1990, Samved has become one of the premiere cultural organisations in Mumbai. Through this festival, Uma Dogra pays homage to her guru and mentor, Kathak maestro Durgalal, the doyen of the Jaipur gharana. The festival features renowned artistes of the dance and music fraternity.
Taal has been explored in Indian dance like nowhere else. ‘Time’ in a larger sense is also ‘life’ and dance is a celebration of life. Life, too, moves in a circle or avartana. Uma Dogra and her disciples play with the laya in dhamaar taal (14 beats), Durga taal (13 beats), 9 matras and teen taal (16 beats). The presentation features varied aspects of Kathak performed in different beats, rhythms and speed.
Dance Compositions & Choreography by Uma Dogra
Music Designed by Vinayak Netke
Artistes: Akhila Nair, Suhani Singh, Geetanjali Sharma & Gautami in taal dhamaar; Indrayani Mukherjee, Sarita Kalele & Ketki Sitapati in taal Durga; Uma Dogra in 9 matras; and Dilshad, Priyanka & Dharini in teen taal
The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble presents Sriya
The Nrityagram dance village is located outside Bengaluru. For two decades, Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy have researched and expanded the dance vocabulary of Odissi dance and have developed a style that distinguishes the dancers of Nrityagram School.
Choreographed by Surupa Sen
Music composed by Raghunath Panigrahi
Dancers: Surupa Sen, Bijayini Satpathy & Pavithra Reddy