Young talents to promote Indian art forms

Sahitya Kala Parishad along with young talented artists of our country are holding 'Sopan' – a festival to promote young musicians and dancers.

The 6-day long festival, being organised under the guidance of Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, will start on December 13, 2019, and will continue until December 18, 2019, at Central Park, Rajiv Chowk.

Sharing his views on the Sopan festival, Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia said, "It is a matter of pride and celebration when today's young talents come together and invest their time and energy to promote our traditional Indian art forms like dance, music and instruments. We are proud of these upcoming stars and are glad that Sahitya Kala Parishad is setting platforms like Sopan to provide them with an audience base."

Sopan will showcase the young scholarship holders of Sahitya Kala Parishad who are learning to excel in the field of classical dance and music.

This year, around 24 scholarship holders from Sahitya Kala Parishad will perform at this platform and take forward the traditional Indian art forms such as Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi and classical music.

The festival will be inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia himself.

Day 1

First day will kick start with a melodious violin presentation by G Raghavendra Prasad, Kathak by Garima Arya Chaturlal, and Bharatanatyam by Ankita Kaushik. Ankita will perform Shuddha Brahma followed by an Allaripu. Later, she will perform on Om Namo Narayana. Another Kathak performance by Jaya Pathak will also take place on Day 1

Day 2

The second day will witness another set of brilliant artists who will mesmerise the audience with their talents. The day will start with musical vocal by Riya Banerjee, followed by Pakhawaj presentation by Bhanu Sisodia. Later, Reshma Suresh will present Mohinniattam. Day will come to an end by Siddi Goel's Kathak ensemble

Day 3

The third day will start with Shivam Dubey's vocal performance followed by a violin ensemble by Komal Nirwan. Later Yamini Dikshit will present her Odissi performance. Vrinda Baheti will end the evening with her Kathak performance – an invocation followed by traditional Kathak dance repertoire

Day 4

On the fourth day, Akshay Gupta will present a vocal performance followed by Ankita Dhingra's Sitar ensemble. Tanya Gambhir, a senior disciple of Guru Kanaka Sudhakar will be performing 2 pieces in Bharatanatyam dedicating her performance to Lord Krishna. Later, Shruti Kotnala will end the evening by her spellbinding Kathak dance

Day 5

On fifth day, S Avinash will present his Carnatic vocal. Mehtab Ali Khan, who belongs to the very famous Bhendi Bazar Moradabad Gharana will perform a Sitar ensemble. Anannya Chatterjee will perform Bharatanatyam followed by a pure classical form of Kathak dance by Saloni Kapoor who is learning Kathak of Lucknow Gharana from past 9 years

Day 6

On last day of the festival, audience will be mesmerised by a melodious performance by Pavithra Chari who will present a Vilambit and drut khayal and a nirgun bhajan. It will be followed by Pakhawaj by Roman Das. Tanya Saxena who is trained by renowned Gurus will present 2 items in Bharatanatyam- Lakshmi Vandana and Tillana. Avinav Mukherjee will culminate the evening with his Kathak performance

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