As part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of St. Mira’s College for Girls, the Academy of Indian Dances will be putting up a programme of Bharatanatyam and folk dances on Tuesday, the 22nd of January, 2013. We begin with a traditional Ganesh Vandana – an invocation to the elephant-headed god. After that, we travel from state to state, giving our audience glimpses of different folk dances, traditional costumes and cultures – West Bengal, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Nagaland. As a tribute to St. Mira, in whose college we will be performing, we will also perform a Mira bhajan in the Bhagavatamela (dance drama) style.
Performing in the absence of our guru is a challenge indeed, and we hope to do her credit!
Bengali folk dance
Marathi folk dance
Naga tribal dance
Venue: Auditorium, St. Mira’s College for Girls
Date: Tuesday, 22nd January, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.
Artists: Ashwini, Chaitrali, Charulatha, Manasi, Nisha, Pooja, Purvi, Rashmi, Riddhi, Sayali, Shruti, Tejashree and Varsha