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Shringara & Arpana

 

Greentown Indian Cultural Society’s latest offering delighted dance lovers in Ipoh. Shringara was a pure thematic Bharatanatyam masterpiece by a group of six dancers: namely, PT Narendran, Nidheesh Kumar, Sreelatha Vinod, Indu Nidheesh including choreographers Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon, an alumni of Kalashetra, Chennai, India. This fabulous performance was held at the Nattukottai Chettiar Temple Hall. The dancers presented the original style of Bharatanatyam with professional touches in the dance.
The other dance presentation was titled “Arpana” which was an emotive offering of the dance essence of Guru Debaprasad to commemorate his 90th birth anniversary by Guru Gajendra Panda and his 13 member group from Orissa, India held at the Sanatan Dharam Sabha Ipoh. Guru Gajendra and his students presented a very unique odyssey performance that showcased the original dance of Orissa and the folk dance synonymous with Orissa.

Despite both programmes being held one after the other, dance lovers fully supported both events and thoroughly enjoyed both performances. Both venues were fully packed. Greentown Indian Cultural Society President, Subain Singam, said that it was a wonderful experience to have two different kinds of dance from two different areas of India to be presented in our city within a short time span.
Both events were jointly organised by Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose, Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India and Majlis Kebudayaan Negeri.
 

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