BHaratnatyam, BananiVissta

Chhandaneerh presents Bharatnatyam Recital- The Origin, Evolution and Dissemination of Dance, Pancham Veda

Joyeeta glorifies the evening with her dance forms in Kolkata 

The Indian classical dance has got its own historical importance. The Natya Shastra has been instrumental to the spread of popular classical dance forms across the world. According to the Hindu mythology, it is known as “Pancham Veda”. It is accepted as the funding of all the dance forms in our country.

The “Satya Yuga”- the era of truth, came to an end and lethal qualities like lust and desire incarcerated the humans in the ‘Treta yuga’. With a view to saving the waning humanity Devraj Indra prayed to Lord Brahma and the lord, in turn, recreated the Pancham Veda from the ancient four Vedas. Moreover, he assigned the task of spread the message of this new Veda to his son Bharatmuni.

As the story goes, Bharatmuni with his hundred sons and twenty-five apsaras started performing and teaching different dance forms. Later Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati added their inputs into it. In the modern age, this ‘Pancham Veda’ is rendered with eight classical dance forms. bharatnatyam, BananiVissta

On this note, Joyeeta, the young and dynamic Bharatnatyam dancer with a special focus on the traditional style of “Kalakshetra”. At the age of seven, she started her career in dance under the guidance of Smt. Sabita Mitra (Saha). Later she learned from Smt. Ambali Praharaj. She completed her masters in dance from Ravindra Bharati University, Kolkata in 2012. Having an avid quest for learning, she is pursuing specialized training in Chennai under the august mentorship of Padmabhushan CV. Chandrasekhar- One of India’s senior-most Bharatnatyam dancers, Veteran academician, dance scholar, composer, choreographer, and recipient of several awards of national and international repute. With a mission to spread dance-literacy, she founded Chhandenerrh in the district town, Mednipur, and has been catering to the demands of Bharatnatyam with her varied experience and expertise for the one last decade.

The performance can be witnessed on 3rd January 2019.

TImings: 6 PM onwards

Venue: Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-700071

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