SPIC MACAY - Kathak Dance Recital by Dr. Uma Sharma
Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.
Under the ageis of SPIC MACAY, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee, Dr Uma Sharma and her team performed ‘Kathak’. The artists were accorded a traditional welcome and the programme commenced with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by school Principal Dr. Rajeshwari Sawant and the artists. A Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee, the maestro has performed alongside many legendary musicians world over. She has received her dance training from Pandit Sunder Prasad of the Jaipur Gharana and Shambhu Maharaj from Lucknow Gharana. She gave an astounding performance with her team members. She was accompanied by Shri. Mubarak Ali Khan on Tabla, Shri. Khalid Mustafa on Sitar and the Vocalist Shri. Imran Khan along with her two students Vani Bajaj and Sukirti. Kathak derives it's essence from the dictum "Katha Kahe So Kathak" or "the storyteller becomes the story".
She beautifully portrayed various Rasas through Panchavati Storyline followed by the mythological poetries of the 3 Devis- Saraswati, Laxmi and Durga. Her mesmerising footwork enthralled the spectators. Her interaction with students was very interesting and educative as she satisfactorily replied to the queries of the students. Vote of thanks was proposed by the Principal and as gesture, mementos were presented by the Director of the school. It was indeed a truly enriching experience for all.