One of the most loved festivals of India has finally arrived – Navratri! It is celebrated differently in all parts of India, but throughout the country it is considered as the festival of joy, colour, knowledge and of course DANCE! Each Indian Classical dance has a distinct character and embodies the culture and traditions of our country and is appreciated and enjoyed all over the world too. Exponents of Indian classical dance believe that it has the capability to improve the overall development of mind and body which culminates in a healthy and disciplined lifestyle.
Keeping this in mind, the Ladies’ Wing of IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry is celebrating Navratri this year by organizing an event “Dances of India”. The event will showcase lecture demonstrations on Indian classical dances by eminent gurus of three major dance forms – Odissi, Bharatanatyam and Kathak.
The dance maestros Ms. Jhelum Paranjape, Ms. Sharada & Ms. Nandini Ganesan and Ms. Gargi Shah will be talking about and performing Odissi, Bharatnatyam and Kathak dances respectively. It will be beautiful visual extravaganza and the audience will learn to appreciate the nuances of each dance form, their distinctive characteristics and the similarities too!
Ms. Mohana Nair, the President of IMC’ Ladies Wing, who is also a Bharatnatyam and Odissi trained classical dancer said, “Dance is a passion for me and I really enjoy Odissi as a hobby even now! We are privileged to have such renowned exponents of dance grace our event for Navratri to teach participants the basics of classical dancing. We are really looking forward to a splendid visual and sensual treat.”