Uma Sharma presents Nritya Abhinaya on Meera Bhajan
Padma Bhushan Dr Uma Sharma presented a programme of Nritya-Abhinaya (Kathak) to celebrate Janamashtmi with her disciples of Bhartiya Sangeet Sadan (Uma Sharma School of Dance and Music). More than 400 people gathered to enjoy the evening at the India International Centre, on August 24, 2019.
The programme featured her 'Abhinaya' on Radhe – Govind, which was a unique dance presentation consisting of traditional Raas of Brindavan with classical Kathak.
The items performed to celebrate Krishna Janmasthami were based on the Leelas of Krishna such as the 'Kalia Mardan Leela by the disciples of Dr Uma Sharma'. (It is the story of Krishna going into a pond to retrieve his ball, finding the serpant Kalia there, and deciding to punish him for wanting to kill his village people.) To satisfy and pacify the gopies Krishna started the Maharaas dance which is a spiritual experience. With his supreme powers he multiplied his form so that each gopi felt that Krishna was at her side and dancing with her alone.
Another performance by Dr Uma Sharma's senior disciple Radhika Shah, where Krishna dances with the milkmaid on 'Brindaban Kunjan Racho Raas Aali – Aali Ban Mali, Nirtat Sab Sakhi De Taali', was breathtaking.
Uma Sharma presented the Abhinaya based on Meera Bhajan 'Vaari – Vaari Shyam Hoon Vaari' and a bhajan based on the poem written by Surdas which also shows Makhan Chori Leela.
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