Dance that sums up Ghalib's life

On 150th death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib, Bartiya Sangeet Sadan and Ghalib Memorial Movement, with the support of Sahitya Kala Parishad, will be holding a three-day long event on December 27, 28 and 29, 2019. This would include a Candle Light Procession to Ghalib's Haveli from Town Hall, Mushaira in traditional andaz and a cultural programme based on Ghalib's writing.

December 27

Mushaira dedicated to Ghalib where eminent poets will participate will be organised at India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi.

December 28

Cultural Dance Programme by Dr Uma Sharma and group based on Ghalib's poetry will be presented.

It will be followed by discussion on Ghalib by Pavan K Verma with Javed Akhtar or Gulzar at India Islamic Cultural Centre.

December 29

Offering of Chadar at Ghalib's Mazaar, Nizamuddin will take place, followed by Ghazal presentaion.

Dr Uma Sharma, Padma Bhushan Kathak artist will strike chords with the hearts of connoisseurs and lay persons alike. On occasion such as this, the dancer has decided to relive Ghalib through interpretation of his poetry

Uma Sharma's dance will seek to interpret the traumas of Ghalib as he goes through various stages of feeling in his life.

The first is Ghalib as a romantic, the second as jealous lover, the third as a man of infinite sadness, the fourth in a state of nostalgic remembrance of all that life held and the despair it brought.

Finally, Uma will bring this beautiful dance composition to an end by portraying the finality with which Ghalib interprets the last flicker of flame..... as he said : Ik Shamma Reh Gayee Hai So Woh Bhi Khamosh Hai.

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