India and it’s rich culture and heritage is popular world over; that art forms a major part of our culture and heritage is also a given fact. Monuments, sculptures as well as music, dance, painting – all form an integral part of art but the tradition of Indian fine arts like the classical music and dance forms are thousands of years old. Different forms of our classical dance like the Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Odissi, Manipuri and Mohiniyattam have originated from this sacred country and is a divine and invaluable contribution to the fine art forms of the world.
Indian classical music and dance are not just for entertainment – they are designed to elevate your consciousness ~ Sadhguru. Those words sum it all. An evening was spent witnessing one such seraphic event in Amateur Dramatic Association (ADA) Ranga Mandira in Bangalore, Karnataka (India). The event was the ranga pravesha/arangetram, which marks the entry or ascent to the stage after the completion of formal training in the Indian classical dance/music.
Passion for the art and grace in every step and expression could only be a fruit of years of penance and dedication, I am sure. The audience was enthralled with a spellbinding classical dance performance by the graceful, extremely accomplished and equally beautiful Ms. Anusha Ajithkumar. Disciple of Dr. Sanjay Shantaram, eminent dancer of international fame, actor and choreographer. Ms. Anusha’s delightful ranga pravesha was supported by an expert team of musicians.