Student Chapter of SPIC MACAY inaugurated at Acropolis Institute

Indore, September 01, 2013:

“The slower we dance, we can make use of other parts more effectively”, this was transpired by Smt. Gauri Diwakar, Kathak exponent & student of eminent Gurus like the legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj, Shri Jaikishan Maharaj, Guru Ms. Sumita Chaudhary (Jamshedpur) and Ms. Aditi Mangaldas while inaugurating Student Chapter of SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth)  as a part of the VIRASAT 2013 series beingorganized in Madhya Pradesh between 29 August to 03 September 2013, under the aegis of Yavnika Hobby Club, AITR atAcropolis Institute of Technology & Research, Indore.
Smt. Gauri Diwakar in her Lecture-Demonstration on Kathak started Kathak with Shiv Vandana. Then she presented three rhythms of singing, reciting and dancing in which she emphasized on 16 Matra. Ahead in the program, Kathak exponent presented Aamad in which she displayed her emotions through kathak by pure dance, dance depicting nature and explaining Lord Krishna.
Creating mesmerizing environment in the program, Smt. Gauri Diwakar danced artistically on Shish mukut kati kanchi…and won the hearts of audiences. Then, Gauri presented different postures in kathak such as pataka, suchi, ardha chandra, shikhar, sarp shrish, bhramar, trishul etc. and forced the audience to try them. Continuing the amazing dance of kathak, Gauri explained basic rhythm and tihai through ladi. Then she beautifully presented bandhish on radhe nav laya kishore…The center of attraction of the program was jugalbandi between gauri and table player, Shri Rahul Vishwakarma which received tremendous applaud from audience. Gauri also danced on the poem of Kavi Makhanlal Chaturvedi ‘Pushp ki Abhilasha…’.Gauri ended the program by taking 33 circles.
Shri Rahul Vishwakarma, Tabla player and Shri Induprakash, Classical Singer also present during the ceremony provided Tabla Accompaniment and Vocal Accompaniment.In the time ahead, the student chapter of SPIC MACAY will organize various national and international performances of well-known artists.
The welcome speech was delivered by Dr. Kamal Bharani, Principal, AITR. The occasion was also marked by the presence of Shri Ashok Sojatia (Chairman BOG, Acropolis Group), Dr. MD Agrawal (Director, AITR) and Prof. MK Dube (CEO, AITR). The program was coordinated by Prof. Jayant Bihare. The program was directed by Prof. Gaurav Chaitanya, Secretary, Yavnika Hobby Club, AITR. Vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Shilpa Bhalerao.

About SPIC MACAY:

The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth, often known by its initials (SPIC MACAY), is a voluntary youth movement which promotes Indian classical music, Indian classical dance, and other aspects of Indian culture; it is also a movement with chapters in over 200 towns and cities all over the world. SPIC MACAY was established by Dr. Kiran Seth in 1977 at IIT Delhi.
SPIC MACAY seeks to foster the exchange of traditional Indian values and to generate awareness of the cultural traditions and heritage of India. In order to achieve its goals, SPICMACAY organizes concerts, lectures, demonstrations, informal discussions, and seminars. These are hosted by local chapters of the organization.
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