Bharatnatyam Classical Dance Evening at DAV School
Date: Jul 23rd, 2023
A special Bharatnatyam Classical Dance Evening was observed at DAV School, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur on Friday, July 21.
Bharatnatyam Classical Dance Evening was put on a stage by Sushila Arts Academy in collaboration with Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center, Kathmandu and DAV School together.
The programme was graced by the benign presence of Nepali based bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, Dr. Asawari Bapat, Director, Swami Vikekanand Cultural Center, Embassy of India, DAV Chairperson Shree Anil Kedia and Ms. Yulia Koirala, Founder Sushila Arts Academy.
Similarly, the Principals from some reputed schools of the Kathmandu also attended the event. The Principal who were present on the day were Mr. Yadav Kumar Lamichhane Machhapuchhre IB School, Mr. Mukunda Sharma, Little Angles School, A.P. Binod Kumar Yadav, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Subash Neupane Apex Life School.
The cultural evening saw a participation of around eight hundred spectators from various backgrounds. Ms. Yulia Koirala, director of Sushila Arts Academy welcomed all the attendees and highlighted the importance of classical education in relation with the holistic development of the children. She also talked about the contribution of Sushila Arts Academy in the country and was overwhelmed with the craze of School children in Bharatnatyam at Kathmandu.
The key attractions of the classical dance evening were the Bharatnatyam Dance from the guest artists of India. Saundraya Panapil presented 'Gajavandana Kuruna Sadhana' prayers and the stage was open to the audience. She also presented a 'Tilana Dhanashree' to wrap up the show. Similarly, Sashi Ramesh presented Bharatnatyam dance on 'The Story of Meera Bai' (Paga Ghunghroo Bandh Meera).
Bharatnatyam students of DAV School for the academic session 2023/24 made altogether three performances with their astounding dance skills. The junior school team presented 'Pushpanjali' with their mentor, Anu Lama. Similarly, middle school students staged 'Alarippu' with the Bharatnatyam instructor, Binita Mandal and Senior School students demonstrated 'Mallari', a form of Bharatnatyam.
Similarly, Dr. Asawari Bapat, Director of Swami Vivekanand Cultural Center was delighted to know Sushila Arts Academy and DAV School engaging children to learn Bharatnatyam dance. She applauded the Cultural Evening and noted that the programme has helped to exchange art and culture between the two nations. At the same time, she also presented some of the programme organised by Swami Vivekanand Cultural Center in Nepal.
Addressing the august gathering, actress Manisha Koirala remembered the Bharatnatyam and Manipure dance that she learnt from Sushila Koirala in her childhood. She applauded the presentation of children and extended all the best wishes to Sushila Arts Academy, Swami Vivekanand Cultural Center and DAV School in nurturing the children that was close to her heart and soul.
The winners of Bharatnatyam Dance Competitions were honoured with the award and merit Certificate by the Chief Guest Manisha Koirala and Guest of Honour Dr. Bapat in the presence of Chairperson Shree Anil Kedia and Vice-principal Mr. Ramchandra Khanal.
The moderators of the programme were Soumya Bista, NIyati Sharma, Vidisha Nepal and Subham Karn from Grade XII. The programme concluded with the vote of thanks from middle school co-ordinator Mr. Krishna Joshi.