Afternoon D & C Dedicated To Mumbai
Home > Culture > Dancing for the Goddess

Dancing for the Goddess

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
By Vijay Shanker

Shree Paavitra Arts Academy (Bandra) presented one of their senior disciples, Devika Rajgor at the Shivali festival, which was organised at the Mysore Association Auditorium. Devika's performance was noteworthy for the thematic content and dramatic quality.

Devika Rajgor is the disciple of accomplished Bharatanatyam exponent, Guru Nandhini Ashok who heads the Shree Paavitra Arts academy and is credited for having trained several aspirants in the field of Bharatanatyam. Nandhini has performed at various festivals and has also produced dance-dramas.

The thematic content selected for the festival was 'Devi' (goddess) that portrayed varied aspects and manifestations of the goddess through varied dance numbers, commencing with 'Ashapura' – the 'kuldevi' of Kutch – who is seen and worshipped by the people with complete devotion, followed by 'Mate Malaya' and finally 'Nav Durga' – the benevolent protector of all mankind and the destroyer of the evil, the killing of the demon Mahisasur and the Goddess that bestows blessings on her devotees. Blessed with striking features and a fine personality, Devika can really move forward as a dancer with immense ability and consistent 'sadhana'. A promising dancer indeed.

The Shivali festival is an annual festival, especially for young dancers, started by late dance critic C.M. Rana. A rare platform for upcoming talent.

COMMENTS
No Comments Posted
POST YOUR COMMENTS
Name:  
 
Email:    
Comments:
 
 
Maha Poll
We never object... it’s only during the festival ...
Heart To Heart
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)You will find work to be very stressful today. However, it will not prevent you from taking shots at your opponents. You are thoughtful, but can be cunning too. People would have gauged it by now. Ganesha advises you to go ahead nevertheless.
- Advertising -
Read More