An expression of heartfelt urges
An evening of Kathak dedicated to Nrityabharti Kathak Dance Academy on completing 60 years of its glorious existence
Dances by students of Aarohini Kathak Dance Academy
- Vandana- An invocation in praise of Lord Ganesh, the god of knowledge
- Taal Roopak- A cycle of 7 beats highlighting the specialties of the techniques of Kathak
- Kaakadli- Little Radha warning mischevious Krishna not to break her little mud-pot... A poem by saint Narsi Bhagat
- Tarana- A technical number set to Raag Hansashwani in Jhaptaal
- Raan-Paryaa- A Marathi poem written by Late Smt. Shanta Shelke about tiny fairies living in the woods, residing under dew drops
- Bhajan- A song in praise of Lord Krishna- his handsome appearance, his graceful dancing, his celestial music.... Written by Surdasji.
Dances by Nrityabharati Performers (Senior Disciples of Dr. Rohini Bhate
- Invocation- Praise of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati together in a single form- “Ardha Naari Nateshwar”
- Roop Kathak- Glimpses of the technique of Kathak
- Yugal Keertan- A duet on Lord Krishna and the the clever women- the Gopis who made him dance to their tunes!
- Prahlad Katha- A narrative poem, written by Dr. Rohini Bhate herself. It is a story of Prahlad, who was lord Vishnu’s great devotee.
- Kajari- Dark clouds, lightening and finally cool showers of rain welcomed by maidens swaying on wet swings!
- Tarana-A technical number set to Raag Hansashwani in Jhaptaal
- Hori- A village scene of women playing Holi- Indian festival of colours!
- Keertan- A song in praise of Lord Krishna, taking us back to the origins of Kathak
| Tabla- Nikhil Phatak
| Harmonium- Chinmay Kolhatkar
| Vocals- Shripad Bhave, Ankita Deole, Meghna Sahasrabuddhe
| Flute- Sunil Avachat
| Synthesizer- Anay Gadgil
| Compere- Sunita Purohit
| Music- Ajay Parad, Kaushal Inamdar, Rohini Bhate
| Costumes- Sheetal Oak
| Lights- Harshavardhan Pathak
| Sound- Pradeep Mali
| Photography- Kaustubh Atre
| Make up- Uma Sanas and Asmita Botre
| Designing and Printing- Yogesh Riswadkar and Amit Danait