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Soulful vocal and elegant Odissi dance performances cast the magical spell on 2nd day of ongoing 53rd All India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet SammelanAt Tagore


53rd Bhaskar Rao Nritya & Sangeet Sammelan being organized at Tagore Theatre, Delhi based eminent Vocalist Amjad Ali Khan and troupe of Famous Odissi dance Guru Kiran Segal captivated city audience on the second day of the Sammelan. Shri Nirmal Ouesppachan, IAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mansa, Government of Punjab graced the occasion as chief guest. Kendra’s Registrar Dr. Shobha Koser and Secretary Sh. Sajal Koser honored the Chief Guest with bouquet and Uttariya.

In today's program, classical vocalist Amjad Ali Khan from Kirana Gharana of Delhi won the hearts of the audience with his soulful recital . It is worth knowing that just a few days ago, Sh. Amjad ji's father Ustad Akhtar Nawaz Khan , a legendary vocalist passed away and yet like a true artist he performed on stage. To justify “Show must go on” Amjad performed like a star.

Amjad Ali Khan commenced with invocatory piece with composition Tu Hi Malik Mero in a vilambit ek taal after the traditional Aalap in Raga Puriya followed by a Madhya laya bandish . Then he doled out with composition in drut teen taan with bols Chalori Main Olia Beke Darbar which was appreciated by all. He concluded his recital with Aali Re Albeli, a beautiful bandish based on Raga Bihag. City based percussionist Sh. Mehmood Khan on tabla and Sh. Vivek Jain on harmonium accompanied him and added charm to the concert.

In the second part of the program, Guru Kiran Segal's group presented a beautiful presentation of Odissi dance. They started with invocatory composition Mangalacharan a prayer to goddess Saraswati.

Then they moved on to present sthai which is a traditional part of Odissi dance depicting various sculptors from the temples of Odisha . Then the group moved on to present Pallavi based on Raga Hansadhawani in which beautiful gestures of dance were presented with their coordination with rhythm and laya . The audience was mesmerized to see beautiful display of beautiful gestures gestures. This presentation is composed by Guru Kiran Segal. After this, traditional Odissi dance , Odissi Tandav was presented and the composition was based on the Bhava aspect, was presented. This composition, adorned with bols Jaago Maheshwara , received a lot of applause from the audience. The audience were delighted to watch beautiful technical aspects of this dance performance.

The fine team of accompanists like Prafulla Mangaraj on Mardal, Prashant Behera on vocals Dheeraj Pandey on flute, Janab Rais Ahmed on Sitar and Padmashree Guru Kiran Segal on Manjira added success to the event . Madhyama Segal, Sangini Kumar, Akanksha Roy, Maitri Pal Sanishka Roy Choudhary, Aditi Gupta and Janhavi Kallonini participated in dance presentation .

Registrar of the Kendra r Dr. Shobha Koser and Secretary Sajal Koser honored the artists with mementos and Uttariya at the end of the program.

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