celebrates International Dance Day
May 6, 2010
historically known for its rich culture but with massive urbanization,
the city's rich fabric with its cultural roots is losing its identity.
According to V Soumyasri, the director of Devmudraa, the aim is to re-establish
and replenish what is eroded; one has to rekindle the cultural activism
once again. As a heritage place, the city's soul demands attention in this
area. The city has at one side the great Paithan, the place known for its
social and spiritual activism by the great saints, the Kailash and the
Ellora caves which is the living evidence of our rich and vibrant heritage
and the elucidated Ajanta, the true depiction of the cultural ethos, spirituality
and cultural well being of the people.
a movement school, celebrated dance on the occasion of International Dance
Day on 29th April 2010 in Aurangabad, a culmination of Movements &
Expressions, Body Speak & Dance of Joy workshops.
In modern times,
it has become imperative to rejuvenate what is becoming last on our priority
list; prosperity does not remain for ever, but culture does because culture
is engrained in our souls; in good times and in bad times, it becomes a
handy tool to revitalise what is lost and to enjoy what is gained.This time on
the occasion of World Dance day, Devmudraa planned series of dances, for
different age groups and of different genre. These workshops were basically
organized to create awareness and understand the aesthetics of movements,
just celebrating dance. It featured folk to contemporary to classical and
it was dedicated to the legendary Uday Shankar, the pioneer of Modern dance
has been successful in organising different workshops and making all the
participants perform in the celebrations. Around 35 participants of different
age groups from different walks of life participated in these workshops,
most of which were conducted free of cost and was open to all.
innovative choreographic compositions to the music of maestros like Pt.
Ravi Shankar, Bikram Ghosh and from Rajasthani to Marathi folk dances culminating
into a fusion of classical, folk and contemporary dance performance. The
choreography and the concept by V Soumyasri was a visual treat to the audience.