Friday, May 1, 2015

Artsphere and Dance



World dance day was on 29th April and what better way to celebrate it than to attend a dance show where all forms of dance were performed. (well almost all)



The show was organised by Artsphere at the Symbiosis  auditorium (Viman nagar)
It was a visual treat, not to mention the music that accompanied it. 


I had seen some of the artists perform earlier like the performers from the Naad Nrityalaya  and had written a blog on them earlier. 


The various form of dance were Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Salsa, Contemporary and belly dance accompanied by drum solo.  









  
The Capoeira may look like Dandia but it is actually a Brazilian martial art which was developed during the European colonial era by the slaves, allowing them to express themselves and rebel against suppression through acrobatics, fluid body movements, music and good energy. (The sickle is replaced by the sticks) 



Out of all the items above, what I liked best was the participation of the children with special needs. They had no stage fright and was just rearing to go.  The children along with the teachers presented a jungle and rainbow show followed by a small Djembe performance.  The first video is based entirely on their performance. 




After a long time I got to see a peti (harmonium) on stage  


Some of the advantages of filming near the stage is that you get to capture the sound of the ghungroo and the stomp of the feet. Or for that matter capturing the finer points like these three young ladies standing on their heels, which may be missed out by the audience. 


The second video is a glimpse of all the dance performances. Even though I had longer footage, I had to deliberately shorten it to reduce the overall length (still it runs into two parts) (Here is the second part of the second video)

The selective audience who were very appreciative about the performance. 


 
The team who made it all happen 







25 comments:

Sandhya said...

I love all types of dances shown here. Beautiful pictures and video. I don't think we had this type of festival here in Chennai on the 'world dance day'. I am hearing about it for the first time! Thanks for sharing this, Haddock!

Anonymous said...

Love that compilation on the second video (waiting for part II) - Charles

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a tremendous occasion! I have 'libraried' the second one and will watch with hope of finding part two after it... here in UK last night I was watching the BBC Young Dancer 2015 comp - and it was the South Asian group with bharatanatyam and kathak both represented. Beautiful... Thank you for bringing this cultural joy to us! YAM xx

KParthasarathi said...

Dance in any form is beautiful and is a physical expression of poetry and music.Glad that children had an opportunity to showcase their skills.

Maithilly Tripathi said...

What a beautiful share.

I am a Kathak student myself and I was really mesmerized by all the performances.
I look forward to watch the next part of the video.
Thank you.

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Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello greetings and good wishes.

It would have been a thrilling and exciting experience to see so many dance performances in one place. Sometimes I also go to see dances like Barathanatiyam, Oddissi, Kuchupudi, Kathakali etc. when they performed in the open air auditorium in Kochi.

The photos and videos are fantastic. I enjoyed them.

Best wishes.

Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful videos of the children's performances and the dancers. Thanks for sending me the link. Enjoy your day.

Leovi - La FotografĂ­a Efectista Abstracta said...

Nice pictures of dance

Karen Xavier said...

Must have been quite an awesome experience... especially the special children, they love to perform. The videos make me wish I was there to see them too...

Priyanka Baranwal said...

Lots f pictures and videos. A good try to capture the occasion.

Christine said...

thanks for sharing this special occasion!

DeniseinVA said...

Dancing is a wonderful form of expression. Thank you for the great photos and videos. I enjoyed your post very much.

Sandee said...

Looks like lots of fun and all the costumes are so colorful. Love that.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

magiceye said...

Great way to celebrate!!

Linda said...

Lovely photos and beautiful costumes!

Linda said...

Lovely photos and beautiful costumes!

Amogha Rejeesh said...

So my husband was born on World Dance Day? Should tell him this. And so glad to see the ''petti'' (harmonium). It used to be an integral part of our joint family years and years back when as little girls we had learnt our first 'sa re ga ma pa' accompanied by this dear instrument.

Jenn said...

I never knew there is this kind of world event. Interesting!

Jenn
The Pink Lemonade Girl

Kokila Gupta said...

beautiful shots and a beautiful occasion.. yes the stomp of feet and the sound of ghungroo makes a lot of difference when recorded . A visual treat indeed :)

Rama Ananth said...

The pictures are really beautiful.Dance can never bore anybody, and so many types of dances, it is like a feast.

Lux G. said...

I didn't know it's world dance day. Thanks for letting me know. :)
Love the dances depicted here.

Arti said...

A wonderful event for sure celebrating a beautiful form of expression - so much creative energy in flow! Love that heel' shot - brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Joe,
I went to the bottom of the page and discovered the play arrow and then saw all the Kathak and Odissi dance performances, even the children singing, and I can't tell you how thrilled I was to see your blog. Thanks a million. Indian dancing is the best in the world and even beats dancing with the stars.
Your filmatogoraphy is a head above the rest - Ivan D'Souza

SweetMarie said...

so much talent! I love all the colorful outfits, especially the red!

SweetMarie said...

hope all is well with you and your family. happy new year!