AURA-Aurangabad Dance Concerts @ Mahagami Gurukul

HTCampus Expert updated on : 04 Dec 2015

The 10th, 11th & 12th Concert of Aura-Aurangabad Dance concerts Season 3 on 3, 4 & 5 December, 2015


The 10th, 11th & 12th Concert of Aura-Aurangabad Dance concerts Season 3 on 3, 4 & 5 December, 2015 at 7.30 pm at Sharangadev Sadan, Mahagami Gurukul, Aurangabad will be presented.

The schedule of the concerts is as follows:

13th Concert – December 3, 2015 - Bharatanatyam by Sarfojiraje Bhosale Centre, Mumbai

14th Concert – December 4, 2015 - Bharatanatyam by Sarfojiraje Bhosale Centre, Mumbai

15th Concert – December 5, 2015 - Bharatanatyam by Sarfojiraje Bhosale Centre, Mumbai

Presentation on December 3, 2015:

  • Natraj Kautukam and Tishra Alaripu - Kautukam is a small yet enlightening praise of God. This kautukam is in praise of Lord Nataraj.
  • Jatiswaram - Jatiswaram is the delicate intertwining of jatis (time-measures) and swarams (melodic notes) and its stylised combination of rhythm and musical harmony. The form and dance conveys no particular meaning, but presents a variety of complicated steps and sculpture-like poses.
  • Varnam - Blend of expression & pure dance in praise of Shivaji: The King of Tanjavur.
  • Padam- Kalaituky - Tamil song describing the magnificent dance of the Cosmic Dancer-Lord Nataraja is performed.

Presentation on 4 Dec:

  • Padam - This particular composition is based on the shesha shayi posture of lord Vishnu. On seeing him lying down so peacefully, the dancer asks the husband of Lakshmi:
  • Panchakshara Stotra - In Panchakshara Mantra, syllables न, म, शि, वा, य in Sanskrit showing various facets of Shiva. Each Shlok elaborates the first syllable for e.g.: न for Nagendraharaya, म for Mandakini, शि for Shivayagauri, वा for Vashishtha Kumbho and य for Yakshaswaroopaya. This Stotra is written by the great vedant follower Adi shankaracharya.
  • Tillana - Tillana in raga shankarabharnam, talam Adi in Tishra gati

Presentation on 5 Dec:

  • Madhurashtakam - "Krishna is the sweetest honey we could ever taste, the sweetest ladhu we could ever enjoy and the sweetest icing on the cake we’ve ever crave for. In short He is sweetness personified that we sometimes become selfish not to share Him with others. Sri Vallabhacharya thus describes in this unique Stotra, the Sweetness of Lord Sri Krishna."
  • Tillana - It is a joyous fantasy of pure Nritta, the most beautiful and graceful of all styles. The exquisite cadence and flexions of neck, shoulder and waist, the contract between sculptures, postures and rapid movement interspersed with rhythms provide a brilliant summery of dance artistry. It is a nritta with intricate footwork, with beautiful eye and neck movements that are delight to watch. Tillana in raga shankarabharnam, talam adi in tishra gati
  • Mangalam- This prayer is sung at the end of the performance by the musicians with the dancers keeping the rhythm only with her feet offers praise and glory to lord with humility and devotion. With this the dancers seeks pardon for all the shortcomings during her performance.


Source: Abhinay Deshpande, HT Campus Specialist

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