The content, the narration, the choice of episodes in the sages life were all thoughtful. The selection of episodes that were presented through dance was excellent. To top it all was Bijoy's performance. The one hour dance-drama showcased artistically the blend of Bharatanatyam by Bijoy, Kathak by Darshana Siddhapura and the dramatic scenes on the saint's life by Pinakin, Naresh, Satyam, Bharti, Dharti, Bela, Deepika, Alpana, Vaibhav and Sonik. The able support of Diana Raval and Makrand Shukla as the narrators and excellent music support of Chintan Patel, Vijay Dave, Khamma Shah, Jajwalya Shukla, Neepa Seth, Gopi Shah, Keyur Soni and Arunbhai gave an altogether wonderful visual treat.
The beginning (puja) and the end (or was it really an end?) left a profound impact. Everybody in the audience was speechless when the scene of the saint going into samadhi was performed!
All this happened under the open skies and the natural ambience of Natarani where Bijoy was performing after 16 long years.
Well, it indeed was an evening of joyful experience and kudos to the JG College of Performing Arts which is just a three year old institution affiliated to the Gujarat University offering a degree in dance, drama and music. Something which was very necessary for this state.