Saksham and Manthan festival back to dazzle Delhiites
Get ready to enjoy a two-day festival titled 'Saksham and Manthan festival' at Triveni Kala Sangam. Organised by Kalpataru Arts, the event will be held on October 11 and 12. (Saksham 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Manthan 6:30 pm onward )
Saksham is a two day seminar on Indian classical dance, where eminent speakers will share their thoughts and concerns on the present scenario of classical dance. On October 11, guests including eminent scholar and ex director of Doordarshan Archive Kamalini Dutt, Art critic Leela Venkatraman and Odissi exponent Guru Sharon Lowen will share their thoughts on the topic 'Generational shift in Classical Dance'. On October 12, the topic of discussion will be 'Context of text in Kathak'. Kathak exponent and SNA awardee Guru Prerana Shrimali, Ex SNA Secretary and Kathak Guru Jayant Kastuar and Guru Rani Khanam will share their thoughts on this issue. The seminars will be moderated by art historian and Kathak exponent Navina Jafa. The sole aim of the seminar is to have a meaningful understanding of the purpose of maintaining classicism in classical dance form today.
Manthan, on the other hand, aims to bring on stage world-class artists, established as well as young. The festival promises to be one of its kind. This year, artists like Sanchita Roy and Sangita Chaterjee will be performing on day one. On day two, Purvadhanashree and Parshwanath Upadhye will enthrall the audience with their performance.