Mahagami presents
Sarngadeva Samaroh &
Sarngadeva Prasanga
Jan 19 - 22, 2018 Aurangabad

January 19, 2018

Aurangabad-based dance gurukul MAHAGAMI organizes the 9th SARNGADEVA SAMAROH
from 19 to 22 January 2018 at MAHAGAMI, Aurangabad. SARNGADEVA SAMAROH (Music & Dance Festival) & SARNGADEVA PRASANGA (Seminar) has earned the reputation of being one of the mainstream Dance & Music festivals in India and the only one in the region of Marathwada in Maharashtra which caters to the artistic and academic quests of rasikas and music and dance aspirants every year.

SARNGADEVA PRASANGA, the morning seminar, is of great academic and archival value for the keen students of Gayan-Vaadan-Nartan and also for the researchers and rasikas. The festival, in a span of 8 years, has earned the honor of being the truest tribute to Aurangabad heritage and cultural history with a pan-Indian perspective and indeed, an important landmark event in the field of cultural heritage and research on arts worldwide.

The schedule of the Festival & Seminar:

10am to 1pm: Sarngadeva Sadan, Mahagami Gurukul, MGM

19 January

Parwati Dutta

Rediscovering Sarngadeva: An overview of past festivals- Parwati Dutta
Vadya traditions of Kerala - P.Nandakumar, Irinjalakuda, Kerala

20 January

Dr. Karuna Vijayendra
Marga Natya - Piyal Bhattacharya, Kolkata
Gaundali dance & Lasyangas in Karnataka Sculptures - Dr. Karuna Vijayendra, Bengaluru.

21 January

Dr. Indrani Chakravarti

Ramli Ibrahim

Dr. Suneera Kasliwal Vyas
Kinnari Veena - Dr. Indrani Chakravarti, Puttaparthi
The Odissi Legacy of Guru Debaprasad Das - Ramli Ibrahim, Malaysia
A millennium long journey of Ravanhattha - Dr. Suneera Kasliwal Vyas, New Delhi

22 January

Pt. Satyasheel Deshpande

Ashok Vajpeyi
Exploring Sarngadeva through Odissi & Kathak - Parwati Dutta
Evolution of Khayal - Pt. Satyasheel Deshpande
Revisiting Masters of Parampara, Shastra & Prayog -Ashok Vajpeyi, New Delhi

7pm to 9.30pm, Rukmini Sabhagriha, MGM

19 January

Marga Natya

Vadya-Samanwayam: P.Nandakumar & group, Irinjalakuda, Kerala
Marga Natya: Piyal Bhattacharya & group, Kolkata

20 January

Ravanhattha Ensemble

Jhumko: Ravanhattha Ensemble - Suganaram & group, Bhakarasani, Rajasthan
Odissi: Ramli Ibrahim, Kuala Lumpur

21 January

Darshanam Mogulaiah

Kinnari Veena: Darshanam Mogulaiah & Dr. Dasari Ranga, Telangana
Dhrupadangi Kathak: Parwati Dutta
Khyal: Pt. Satyasheel Deshpande

A national award named after Sharangadev was instituted by Parwati Dutta, Director, MAHAGAMI in 2011 which is conferred every year on a great Guru or scholar in the field of Indian traditional art. This year, the award will be given to the Eminent Musicologist, Sanskrit Scholar, historian & aesthetician Dr. Mukund Lath.

Concept & Background:
Sarngadeva’s Sangeet Ratnakar is known as the most relevant and authoritative text on Indian Dance and Music that is widely followed by artists and traditions across the length and breadth of India. It is a matter of great honor that SARNGADEVA SAMAROH is being organized by MAHAGAMI since 8 years in the land where the great musicologist Sarngadeva created the treatise Sangeet Ratnakar with an aim to re-connect with the glorious cultural past of this
region and to establish the relevance of the text with present-day performing arts. The festival comprises of vibrant performances of renowned artists as well as established thinker-artists with focus on the Sangeet Ratnakar and other texts on Indian dance, music and oral traditions. Invited scholars, gurus, musicologists present research papers and give lec-dem highlighting various aspects of the text with each form of music during the morning sessions.

For details
9372093189, 0240-6421054 (ext 31, 33)