A splendid Bharatnatyam performance delighted the
Jaipur art lovers at the ‘Children’s Festival’ by the Angeekam Dance Institute.
Based on the direction and vision of Nikita Mudgal, 53 students participated in
the dance of ‘Maargam’. It is to be noted that students from 5 years of age to
16 years of age performed in the event.
The program began with ‘Pushpanjali’. ‘Pushpanjali’ is
the first dance in Bharatnatyam which is a salutation to the lord of dance
Nataraja. The cast then performed ‘Maargam’ which is a definite course wherein
dance items are performed in a traditional order. This was followed by
‘Alarippu’ which is an invocation piece, symbolizing the offering of respects
to both God, the guru, and the audience. The dancers also presented
‘Jatiswaram’, ‘Shabdam’ and ‘Varnam’. Along with this, ‘Padam’ dedicated to
Lord Karthikeya and Tillana’s beautiful performances were also performed.
The impeccable footwork and enthralling performance by the children left the
Earlier, a brief interaction was also conducted by Anchal Poddar who is a
student of the institute. She spoke to the audience about the virtues of life
that ‘Bharatanatyam’ teaches. The audience also expressed their opinion on the
importance of engaging in cultural activities
Storytelling workshop by Ms.Indira Mukherjee
A ‘Storytelling Workshop’ was organised for children aged between 5 to 8
years old and 9 to 14 years old. The session saw participation from over 45
The workshop was conducted by the Political Scientist and author, Ms. Indira
Mukherjee. The author hosted an interactive storytelling session that educated
the children about the life of various tribes. She also included excerpts from
her ‘Who will be Ningthou?’ which is a folktale from Manipur. The folktale
focuses on important issues such as harmony with nature and gender equality.
The Puppet Making workshop held by Kapil Dev and Manoj Bhaat witnessed its
The Film Appreciation workshop also commenced. The workshop is conducted by
Mr. Munish Bhardwaj. Mr. Bhardwaj is a graduate of the Film and Television
Institute of India (FTII). The workshop will be conducted with 30
participants who will be taught the technicalities and nuances of film making.
Programmes on 11 January (tomorrow)
A special screening of the movie, ‘HedaHoda’ directed by Mr. Vinod Gantra
will be held tomorrow at 9:30 at Rangayan.
The ‘Mask Making Workshop’ for children will be held in the Rehearsal Hall.
The workshop will be conducted by Ritu Golecha and Govind Singh Nagvanshi.
Children will learn to make masks. The workshop will be held from 9 am to 11 am
for children between 5 to 8 years of age and 11.30 am to 1 pm for children
between 9 and 14 years of age.
There will also be a ‘Story Telling Workshop’ by Indira Mukhejee in
Krishnayan. These workshops will be held from 9 am to 11 am for children
between 5 and 8 years of age and 11.30 am to 1 pm for children between 9 and 14
years of age.