Dr. Tushar Guha's Nrityanjali presents
Kathak Ke Rang Shyam Ke Sang
ISKCON auditorium, 3pm
Sept 10, 2017 Mumbai

August 25, 2017

ISKCON Bhakti Kala Kshetra A Devotional Centre for Performing Arts under the aegis of Dr. Tushar Guha's Nrityanjali presents Kathak Ke Rang Shyam Ke Sang by Dr. Anonna Guha in a solo Kathak recital and thematic group presentation.

Date: 10th September, 2017
Time: 3pm
Venue: ISKCON auditorium, Juhu, Mumbai. Entry is free and open to all.

The solo Kathak recital by Anonna Guha will reflect the various shades of Shri Krishna and Shyam's life and will open with Krishnashtakam. Set to taal Ektaal and raag Bageshri, Krishnashtakam will delineate the pranks, the mischief and valour of Shri Krishna. The performance will then - through Teental Thaat, Tukda, Paran, Kavitt and footwork - take spectators through both the seen and unseen aspects of Lord Krishna's acts while mesmerizing them with Kathak's ability to interact with the audience and its characteristic features of spins/pirouettes and speed for 45 minutes.

The abhinaya set to the melodious raag Khamaj and Dadra will explore the nayika's dilemma about where Shyam is and the joy of union. The final presentation by Anonna Guha and the artistes of Dr. Tushar Guha's Nrityanjali will look at Shri Krishna, through the eyes of Princess Meera, who came to be known later as Meerabai. The presentation will see Princess Meera singing the praises and outlining the wonderful courageous acts of Shyam as Narsimha and the savior of Draupadi, on the bhajan Hari Tum Haro Jan ki Peer. The performance will begin with young Meera witnessing a marriage procession and questioning "Where is my groom?" That was when she was given Lord Krishna's idol, whom she remained devoted to for eternity. Anonna Guha's interpretation of Princess Meera is of a lady who believed in herself, had pure thoughts and who was the epitome of devotion and courage.

Kathak Ke Rang Shyam Ke Sang is a 70 minute recital tracing physicality of movements and emotions set to the accompaniment of live music which includes tabla, sitar, flute, harmonium and vocal.

About Dr. Anonna Guha:
Trained under her father and Guru Dr. Tushar Guha in the nuances of all performing art forms - dance, music and drama, from the age of 2 and a half, Anonna Guha gave her first stage performance at the age of 4. She is a Visharad in Kathak dance, a graded artiste of Doordarshan and recipient of Menaka Award for Kathak Dance from Mumbai University. Anonna Guha continues to seek guidance and performs under her father's expertise and is also trained in Folk dance forms of India, a characteristic feature of Nrityanjali. She has been trained specifically in Kathak at Nrityanjali by Bireshwar Gautam, Dr. Shveni Pandya, Maulik Shah & Ishira Parikh, Damayanti Joshi, Roshan Kumari.

Social work being Nrityanjali's prime objective, Anonna Guha works in the education field with children parents and teachers with Open Forum for Principals (OFP), orphanages, old homes, environment, destitute women, youth, senior citizens, victims of abuse, terminally ill, sanitation. Anonna has written on dance for Time Out Mumbai, NCPA's Onstage and is also a recipient of the Woman of Substance Award from Young Environmentalist Group, Hiranandani Foundation.

For further details, please contact:
Dr. Tushar Guha's Nrityanjali, Bhandup, Mumbai
Tel: (022) - 25967388, 2953606 / 09987002658
e-mail: anonna@nrityanjali.org.in / abhisarika3@gmail.com / nrityanjali@nrityanjali.org.in
Website: www.nrityanjali.in / anonnaguha.yolasite.com