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Delhi through the eyes of Yamuna

Showcasing the story of Delhi through the eyes of Yamuna as a celestial being, displaying the rise and fall of empires, the glory and degeneration of cultures, the suppression and liberation of millions, Shivani Varma, an Indian classical dancer presented a stunning Kathak performance at the C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Center.

Delhi through the eyes of Yamuna
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Showcasing the story of Delhi through the eyes of Yamuna as a celestial being, displaying the rise and fall of empires, the glory and degeneration of cultures, the suppression and liberation of millions, Shivani Varma, an Indian classical dancer presented a stunning Kathak performance at the C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Center.

The audience was spell bound to listen and watch this elegant depiction of the capital city through a Kathak performance. The show was presented and organised by Beenu Rajpoot and Precious Planet Charitable Trust.

The production was based on text written by Pavan K Varma, where the narration was done by Begum Syeda Hameed.

Elaborating on the Kathak production, Shivani Varma, said, "The concept and theme was based on the river Yamuna, which is an integral part of this city."

"We wanted to create an impact through this recital wherein the condition and environment of Delhi was shown through the perspective of Yamuna. A lot of hard work was put in by the whole team and we worked like an ensemble to make this happen."

Shivani Varma is an Indian classical dancer trained in the classical dance form Kathak. She is a disciple of renowned danseuse Guru Shovana Narayan, and an integral member of danseuse Sharmishtha Mukherjee's troupe.

She has been dancing at reputed professional platforms nationally and internationally for more than a decade.

Being a soloist, she has played leading roles in many classical projects directed by acclaimed film maker Muzaffar Ali including Sufi festival Jahane-Khusrau and the Wajid Ali Shah Festival.
Shivani has had the privilege of having performed at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games held in India in 2010 and has given
recitals at several Literature Festivals such as those at Agra, Lucknow and Bhutan.
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