A classical programme was organised on the occasion of World Dance Day under the aegis of Spic Macay and Chitnavis Centre on April 28, at Banyan Hall, Chitnavis Centre, Civil Lines.
The program commenced with felicitation of the guest artiste, Pt. Rajendra Gangani. Later, Vilas Kale, Mohan Sarwate,. Nisha Kulkarni, Mrs. Meghe and others lighted the auspicious lamp. Dr. Director, MIT, Nagpur, Subhajeet Bhattacharya was the chief guest of the event.
Pt Rajendra performed on Upaj, Rajasthani song Rangila Shambhu, and Talwar ki Gat. The event was attended in large numbers by enthusiastic young girls and women who were determined to learn the dance form.
Kathak means a story. Kathakars or story-tellers, are people who narrate stories largely based on episodes from the epics, myths and legends with mime and gestures. It requires a strong control over expressions and Mudras.
Pt Rajendra Gangani (Kathak Maestro) is the disciple and son of Pt. Kundanlal Gangani Ji. He is one among the few Indians who have performed solo in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, the Festival of India in USSR, apart from performances in America, Italy, Germany, France, China, Japan and even Afghanistan.
Pt Rajendra Gangani was accompanied by Pt Kishor Gangani on Tabla, Pt Ravi Shankar Sharma on Sitar and Vinod Gangani as vocalist.