Sunday 4 September 2016

Footloose and fancy free with Dr. Sunil Kothari - Nrityagram: Homage to Protima Gauri on her death anniversary

Since last four years Nrityagram artists pay homage to Protima Gauri (Bedi) on her death anniversary on 18th August. In order to share with public the various activities and training programs at Nrityagram near Hessaraghatta, some 30 km away from Bangalore, Nrityagram dancers present performances in Bangalore city. Last year was the 25th year of establishment of Nrityagram.
Over the years Nrityagram, with Surupa Sen as the choreographer, has been choreographing several dance works, with single minded devotion and dedication. Surupa Sen, Bijayini Satpathy and Pavithra Reddy have won acclaim world over for their performances as classical Odissi dancers. By fortuitous circumstances, I was spending a week at Kula, the special residency block Nrityagram has built, where residencies are held through the year. I was privileged to attend rehearsals for the performances scheduled for 18th August.  They were conducted at Odissi Gurukul and Amphitheatre to live music, supervised by Surupa Sen.

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