Evening of Classical Dance
Sunday, 22nd September, 2019 | Bihar Museum, Bailey Road, Patna
Odissi dance by Ms. Arushi Mudgal captivated the audience of Patna through its unique grace and poses. After offering salutation to the Mother Earth, accompanying artists and the audience, she invoked the blessings of Lord Ganesha, remover of all obstacles. She presented Jay Ganesh which explains about Ganesha, was taken from Ganesh Purana and Mudgal Purana and ended with a depiction of this joyous dance of Ganpati to the rhythmic syllables of the mridanga. She also performed Bageshri, Ahe Neela Saila, and Muta-Amurta. Ms. Elisha, a Kathak Dancer, presented ‘Shiv Shankar’. This composition depicted the resplendent characteristics of Shiva with his matted hair with a snake coiled around his neck, ash smeared on his body, river Ganga flowing out of his hair knot and his cosmic dance as Natraja. She presented ‘Ardhang Swaroop’ which was an amalgamation of grace and strength, Tandav and Lasya. She performed ‘Taal Chakra’ a rhythmic cycle in Vilambit laya and Madhya Laya of 16 beat cycle. In her expressional composition of “Kanha Dekho, a Thumri, described the playfulness and mischief of Krishna by capturing the essence of Lord Krishna.