Aarohini’s grand biennial show had the premiering of its new production ‘SANKHYA SANKET’. The innovative concept was ‘NUMBERS and their significance in the Indian context’… numbers, their symbolism, their stories depicted serially through the traditional presentation of Kathak.
Aarohini celebrated its Silver Jubilee year from June 2016 to June 2017. The opening event was a Kathak recital, ‘Anvat’, that comprised traditional, yet uncommon dance compositions. The performance showcased the strength of Aarohini: its capable dancers, as well as the wide range of its choreographies.
A Kathak performance by 115 little dance students - a majority between age 8 -15 years, learning at different branches of Aarohini in Pune, performing for the very 1st time on stage! Plus 10 of Aarohini's senior students performing 3 dances! Plus our fabulous guest dancers from the rocking YTA team performing in "Fusion".
Dedicated to our revered Gurus - Dr. Rohini Bhate and Guru Roshan Datye,
of their best choreographic compositions and Kathak ballets.
What an amazing feeling it is when your Gurus, your colleagues, your seniors, your students, your technicians, your backstage assistants - each and every one puts in a lot of effort and positive energy in enthusiastic support to put up a grand show like this! Only a powerful, inspiring and motivating force like the legendary maestro Rohini Bhate could make this happen ...then and now!
A portrayal of the rich, glorious tradition of Kathak, adorned with a
It is always a great pleasure for dancers to perform masterpieces from Guru Rohini Bhate's repertoire! In addition, if you have all your best performers come together from far and wide, you have the best team for lights, sound, videography, photography and costumes - each one putting in his best with complete dedication and involvement, the experience is something divine, not just for the performing team, but for the audience as well!
The rich tradition of Indian Classical dances in all its glory!
SOLO recitals to live music by some of the best exponents in their art forms today – Kathak by Shri Vishal Krishna, Bharatnatyam by Shri Vaibhav Arekar and Odissi by Smt. Sujata Mohapatra! An awe-inspiring visual treat, a heart-warming experience that the audiences will cherish for long!
A salute to all the Kathak Gurus and Teachers in Pune, who for decades, have been passing on the tradition of Kathak to the younger generations, their mission as pure as the holy fire, the ‘Yadnya’. Kathak recitals by 6 dance schools from Pune to represent their Gurus.
The first half of the show saw some wonderful presentations by Prajakta Raj and team Aarohini. Then, the grand finale of the year-long Silver Jubilee celebrations was done by none other than the Kathak maestro Shri Rajendra Gangani! His vibrant, energy-personified performance left the audiences in awe, an experience they will treasure all their lives!
As a part of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations, Aarohini hosted several classical performance veterans at ‘Enrichment Sessions’. These artistes shared their inspiring life-stories with the intimate audiences, which comprised students, parents, upcoming as well as renowned dancers. Some artistes hosted include Gurus Sharadini Gole, Shama Bhate, Roshan Datye, Neelima Adhye, Sujata Mohapatra, Vaibhav Arekar amongst others.