Indian dancers present Gaudiya dance

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:43, May 17,2017

 
 

Shatabdi Acharyya and Ayan Mukherjee present gaudiya dance at Bangladesh National Museum on Tuesday.— Snigdha Zaman

Visiting Indian classical dancers Shatabdi Acharyya and Ayan Mukherjee entertained the audience by presenting gaudiya dance at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Tuesday.
The dancers presented Chandi Vandana, Saraswati Vandana, Alapchari and other types of gaudiya dance, which originated from Gauda, also known as Gaur, in Bengal.
‘Gaudiya dance, the only classical dance form originating from Bengal, has already been recognised by the Indian government as a classical dance form. We are trying to promote and popularise it’, said Shatabdi Acharyya at the show.
The dancers commenced the show performing Nataraj Stuti, as a tribute to Hindu deity Shiva, in synchronisation with the Tagore song Nrityer Taley Taley Nataraj.
The dance featuring sculpturesque stances, eye movement and others was greatly enjoyed by the audience.
Next the dancers performed Saraswati Vandana as tribute to the Hindu goddess of learning, music and arts Saraswati.
The audience greatly enjoyed Chandi Vandana presented by the dancers on the occasion. Through the dance the artistes paid tribute to Hindu goddess Chandi-- the combined form of Lakshmi, Saraswati and Durga.
The dancers concluded the show by staging a colourful dance recital synchronised with Kazi Nazrul Islam’s song Srijan Chhande Anande.
Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre organised the programme as part of its regular cultural events.

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