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As a part of the cultural programme of ‘Virsa 2019’, Kathak dancer Monisa Nayak mesmerized Jaipurites with a scintillating Jaipur Gharana Kathak performance at Jawahar Kala Kendra’s Rangayan .The cultural programme is being organized by JKK in association with the West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur.

The event began with a group performance on the ‘Surya Strota Shloka’ in ‘Raga Bairagi’ and ‘Teen Taal’. Then there was a solo performance of ‘Upaj’, ‘Ugaj’, ‘Toda’, ‘Gat Bhaav’ and others by Monisa Nayak on ‘Teen Taal’. Another attraction of the event was performance on ‘Thumri’ written by Pt. Narayan Prasad.This group performance was based  on ‘Raga Des’ and ‘Taal Adha’ This was followed by the group performances based on ‘Raga Malhar’ and a ‘Sargam’ depicting the happy mood of the rainy season. The dance exponent Monisa left the audience spellbound with her solo dance performance on ‘Jugalbandi’ and ‘Aakash Chari’ with 31 ‘Chakkar’. The event concluded with a Kathak dance on the ‘Sargam Tihai’ in ‘Raga Gaurmalhar’.

Monisa was accompanied by six other dancers —  Vidyagauri Hemant Adkar, Mujaffar Mulla, Praveen Parihar, Priyanka Kumari, Malvika Sharma and Preeti. The artists were accompanied by Yogesh Gangani on Tabla, Samiullah Khan on Vocals and Harmonium and Mohammed Ayyub on Sarang.

3 day Photography Workshop Concludes 
The 3 day Advanced Fashion and Portrait Photography Workshop by celebrity photographer, Shriesh Karrale of Mumbai School of Photography concluded. The workshop was organized by Jawahar Kala Kendra in collaboration with North Zone Cultural Centre, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Over the course of 3 days, the participants were taught the use of reflections, shadows, indoor and outdoor techniques and other important aspects of fashion and portrait photography.  The participants were given certificates by the ADG, JKK, Mr. Furkan Khan as well.

Dhrupad Gayan by Nafishuudin Dagar and Anishuddin Dagar on 12 July at 7 pm

The world renowned Dagar brothers, Nafishuddin and Anishuddin Dagar will present a Dhrupad performance. They will be accompanied by Pandit Praveen Kumar Arya on Pakhawaj. The entry to this programme will be free for visitors.


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