Monday, July 30, 2018

Violin by Dr. Mysore Manjunath- 1st to 4th August 2018

Dr. Mysore Manjunath, the son and disciple of renowned violinist Prof.S.Mahadevappa, was a remarkable child prodigy who matured quickly to emerge as one of the top ranking Violinist in India today.

Dr.Manjunath did his Bachelor and Master in Music securing First Rank and 4 Gold Medals at the University of Mysore and later on University of Mysore awarded him PhD for his scholarly thesis on Violin.

Dr.Manjunath has performed at prestigious organizations all over world. Some of them are Royal Albert Hall-London, Sydney Opera house, Oregon, Oxford University, Santa-Fe festival in New Mexico to World Music Festival in Chicago, International Violin Conference held in Sandiego, World Music festival in Chicago, Bozar Music conference in Belgium, Conservatorium Van Amsterdam & National Centre for early music-UK and many more.

Dr.Manjunath has the distinction of being invited for special presentations, and workshops at some of the  World’s Top Universities including, The MIT-USA, Oxford University, University of Chicago, Oxford University, University of North Texas, The Kansas state University, University of Osaka Japan, University of Princeton, Griffith University-Australia, Texas A & M University- USA, University of Central Oklahoma, The University of Utrecht–School of Arts- Netherland.

Dr.Manjunath is one of the youngest Recipients of prestigious Sangeet Natak Academy Award by The Government of India. He is the youngest musician to receive prestigious Rajyothsava Award by the Government of Karnataka. Other important awards are The Excellence Award from American Institute of World culture, Honors from the American Arts council, Best Violinist awards from The Music Academy, Meritorious Award from University of Oklahoma-USA, Pragya Award by ACWS, Best violinist award from The Indian fine arts society,  Chowdiah National Award by Academy of Music, Aryabhata Award, Sangeeth Samrat, Sangitha Vidwanmani, Sangita Vedanta Dhurina amongst many more.

He is accompanied by Sri G Guruprasanna on Kanjira, Sri Arjunan Kumar on Mridangam and his son Sumanth Manjunath on Violin.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Kathak by Gauri Diwakar Ji in Dehradun- 24th to 27th August 2015

Dear Friends

As you are aware that SPIC MACAY has been earnestly striving to bring country's finest art forms to the students of the country, In the same endeavor, we are pleased to inform you that SPIC MACAY Dehradun will be getting Gauri Diwakar ji, one of the leading  Kathak exponents in India, to perform and teach the students of Dehradun.

Gauri Diwakar is a renowned Kathak dancer whose command over the art has won scores of admirers across the globe. Gauri’s  journey started from Jamshedpur where she learned Kathak by Ms Sumita Chowdhary and received Sangeet Prabhakar from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad.

She was also trained by Legendry Guru Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj and Shri Jai Kishan Maharaj at the national capital's Kathak Kendra. After graduating with distinction from Kathak Kendra, Gauri further perfected her skills under renowned exponent of Kathak, Ms Aditi Mangaldas. Currently, Gauri is a senior member of the dance repertory of Drishtikon Dance Foundation, led by Ms. Aditi Mangaldas.

She has performed across the globe a number of times including various national and international dance festivals. In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious 'Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar. She was also awarded with Sringar Mani award in 2002.

An 'A' Grade artist with the national broadcaster Doordarshan, she is credited with a number of noted solo performances. She is also an empaneled artist with Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Gauri is also passing on her skills by training young students and thus helping to keep the age-old tradition alive.

Here is the complete schedule. Please JOIN US...!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pt. Ritwik Sanyal in Dehradun on 28 & 29th July 2015

Dear Friends
SPIC MACAY Dehradun is pleased to announce  resuming its activities after summer vacations by conducting a series of Dhrupad  by Pt. Ritwik Sanyal for the students of Dehradun.  

Pt. Ritwik Sanyal  is an Indian classical singer, performing the Dhrupad style, and a professor of vocal music and Ex Dean at the faculty of performing arts at  Banaras Hindu University. He received his training in Dhrupad under Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Zia Fariddudin Dagar. Pt. Ritwik Sanyal received the highest award for music in India, Sangeet Natak Academi Award from President of India Hon. Shri Pranab Mukherji in 2013 and has been performing world over for more then 30 years.

He will be with us in Dehradun on 28 and 29th of July. Do Join Us...!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Violin by Anupriya Deotale from 15th to 19th April 2015...!!!

Dear Friends,
Taking the spirits of SPIC MACAY Uttarakhand even higher, Now we present you one of the most outstanding classical North Indian Violin artist of today, Maestro Anupriya Deotale in Kumaon Region from 15th April to 19th April 2015.

Anupriya has a unique style of her own, on the lines of fusion in which she blends the elements of "Gayaki" i.e. vocal rendering and "Tantarakari" i.e. instrumental rhythmic patterns, a manner in which not many are found playing the Violin in the entire sub continent, her music combines the traditions of the Sarangi and Sarod. Her style of playing Violin is clearly distinguished by sweetness of emotional depth of her music.

A disciple of legendary Sarangi maestro Pandit Ramnarayan, Anupriya has also received guidance from the great Sarod Maestros Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Pandit Mukesh Sharma.

She has received a senior fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. She has become the first Indian musician to receive the prestigious Ustad Salamat Ali and Nazakat Ali Khan award at Lahore (Pakistan) in December 2004. Anupriya is the first Indian classical female musician to be recorded for a programme by the Pakistan Television.

Anupriya has performed creditably at various major concerts in India, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Slovenia, Hungary, UK, Canada, Reunion Island, Russia, Latvia, Singapore, Japan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mauritius, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Oman and Pakistan,China,Indonesia,Egypt,Malta,Israel. Anupriya has founded Ameer Khusro Centre For Music to promote the awareness,the knowledge and the cultural value of Indian Classical Music among
the youth of India. Anupriya is having her fusion group of soul.

So, Here is the complete schedule... Do Join us...!!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Vilasini Natyam by Purvadhanashree in Dehradun from 8th to 12th April 2015...!!!

Hello Friends

SPIC MACAY Dehradun presents one of the rare dance form of India, Vilasini Natyam by Purvadhanashree from 8th to 12th April 2015.

From the age of four, Purvadhanashree started learning the Tanjavur style of Bharatanatyam from  her mother Smt. Kamalini Dutt, senior disciple of Guru Sikkil Ramaswamy Pillai.  Purva received training in the Kalakshetra style from Smt. Radhika Shurajit, premier student of the Dhananjayans, for twelve years. In 2000 Purva began her training in Vilasini Natyam, the art of Telugu temple dancers,and learnt this style for fourteen years under Guru Swapnasundari. Purvadhanashree gave her maiden performance in Bharatanatyam in 1995 and in 2006   her first major performance in Vilasini Natyam.. Since then she has been presenting both the styles across the country and has  performed Bharatanatyam on several international platforms.

She has won  awards like Sahitya Kala Parishad Award, Sangeet Natak Academe’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, 2008 to name a few. She is also an ‘ A top’ grade artiste of Doordarshan and an empanelled artiste of ICCR.

Here is the complete schedule...!!!
Please JOIN US and help us in spreading the country's rich heritage culture to the youth. :)

Art & Craft Workshop Fest in Dehradun from 6th April to 15th April...!!!

Hello Friends

Like previous years, this year also SPIC MACAY Dehradun marks the beginning of our new year with Art & Craft Workshop Fest hosted by Welham Boys School and followed by many other schools  6th April to 15th April 2015. Here are the some of the glimpses of the fest.

Workshops Folk art and craft intensives at Unison school.
The students of Unison School learning the traditional art of block printing from the Master craftsmen from Sanghaner and Sanji paper cutting craft from Mathura respectively...

Monday, March 23, 2015

Naya Theater by Habib Tanveer in Dehradun...!!!

Dear Friends,

Naya Theater was in the town for about almost 10 days. Habeeb Tanveer's theatre troupe enchantting the youth in and around Dehradun with their two satirical musical comedies...Both the plays namely Ponga Pandit and Sadak had social messages to convey....Ponga Pandit exposes the rituals that are meaninglessly followed by the bhramins and Sadak talks about the problems faced by the government in development and how the local tribes suffer ... All in a comical and musical way with the rawness of Chattisgarhi dialect...

Naya Theatre was founded in 1959 by the late director Padma Vibhushan Habib Tanvir ji. As an ad-hoc organisation comprising folk artists from the remote tribes and villages of Chattisgarh, located in Tanvir’s home region of Chhattisgarh. He was awarded with the prestigious Padam Bhusan award for his efforts in promotion of folk theater in the global platform through Naya Theater.
The play Ponga Pandit is accused of being — no prizes for guessing the charge — anti-Hindu. The play is critical, but not of Hinduism. What it does take on, with its combination of pure fun and social incisiveness, are aspects of our society that need critiquing as often as possible, and from as many points of view as possible. The caste system; superstition; priest craft; Brahmanism; and untouchability. Any self-respecting Hindu would be indignant if told that this is what constitutes Hinduism.
Sadak, a short play, is a comic critique of “development” that ravages villagers, tribal people, their land and their culture.

Here is a glimpse of the plays:-

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Odissi Dancer Jhanabi Behera in Dehradun...!!!

Jhanbi Behra ,a young Odissi dancer from Odissha Dance Academy, Bhubaneshwar is here in Doon to conduct workshop Demostrations at various Government schools and Inter-Colleges in and around Doon..Jhanbi's module includes an introduction to her Dance form . Basic gestures,postures,mudras involved in Odissi by giving interesting examples from everyday lives of the students are demonstrated to the students..Basic Knowledge about Tribhangi and Chauka positions with practical training is also imparted to the students...
She generally concludes her workshops with a demonstration of items related to Lord Krisha or Durga or the monsoon season....The students of the Government schools are having an amazing cultural exchange with this young and talented Dancer Jhanbi....

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Madhavi Mudgal Ji's Circuit in Dehradun...!!!

Here is a glimpse of Madhvi Ji's recently concluded circuit which was full of beautiful performances.

She unfolded the recital with the traditional invocatory Mangalacharan .Her disciples performed a Nritta Piece Pallavi in Ragamalika set to Talamalika. This piece was choreographed by Madhvi Ji.The young disciples were very graceful and nimble while they performed their Guru's composition...

A Nirtya item by Madhvi Ji bringing out the Rasa and Bhava was the central piece.The episode of Krishna in the disguise of an Altawali entering into Radha's place being narrated by Radha herself to her friend set to an Oriya poetry was enjoyed by one and all....

The concluding piece was Moksha performed by Madhvi Ji along with her disciples to the Vedic chants symbolised how an odissi dancer trancends the physicality in the mundane world and tries to get a salvation through her art...

Have a look at pictures too. Hope you all like the efforts... :)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

KATHAK by Gauri Diwakar in Uttarkashi...!!!

Hello Friends

SPIC MACAY Dehradun presents KATHAK by Gauri Diwakar in beautiful mountains of Garhwal region in Uttarkashi form 15th December to 18th December.

Have a look at this...

Friday, December 12, 2014

ODISSI by Padam Shri Madhvi Mudgal Ji...!!!

Dear Friends

Here comes an another very beautiful circuit by SPIC MACAY Dehradun Chapter presenting ODISSI by Padma Shri Madhvi Mudgal from 15th December to 18th December 2014.

Please have a look...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Geetanjali Acharya performed ODISSI in Haridwar...!!!

Earlier in November, Geetanjali Acharya gave government school children a brief introduction to ODISSI through workshop-demonstration module. Students enjoyed it very much and learn whatever they could manage to gather in that much time.

She performed in 10 schools across Haridwar region.

 Geetanjali Acharya is one of the senior disciples of “Srjan” and had her initial training under Guru Ratikant Mohapatra. Latter She received the benefit of learning under the guidance of the great Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and had her special training in Odissi Dance.

At present she continues her learning under the able tutelage of Guru Ratikant Mohapatra. Geetanjali completed her Nrutya Shastri Purna recognized by Orissa Sangeet Natak Academy. She has performed in several dance festivals within and outside the state of Orissa, being part of Srjan’s repertoire group.
 Besides, being a dedicated and promising Odissi dancer she is a student of + 3 III years, Arts. She has been designated for her sincere caliber by her guru Shri Ratikant Mohapatra in Srjan to teach the junior students. She has also received last year the National Scholarship in Odissi dance from the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Madhvi Mudgal, An exceptional Odissi Maestro in Dehradun...!!!

Odissi Dance to be performed in Dehradun from 14-18th December 2014

SPIC MACAY Dehradun is delighted to announce upcoming performance circuit of Madhvi Mudgal Ji from 14th December onwards.

Madhavi Mudgal epitomizes the elegance and sophistication that are the result of blending modern sensibilities with the ancient ethos of eastern India to create the highly lyrical dance art of Odissi. Born into a family deeply involved in propagating the classical arts, Madhavi was immersed in music and dance from a very young age. With every opportunity to learn the arts, Madhavi trained in Bharata Natyam and Kathak under great gurus and performed these dance styles to acclaim. Later she turned to Odissi which she adopted as her preferred medium. Her introduction to Odissi took place under Guru Hare Krishna Bahera who trained her in the fundamentals. Later she came under the tutelage of the renowned Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra.

Madhavi's command over the nritta or purely ornamental aspect of Odissi is striking. Her delicate postures and strong rhythmic footwork combine in an appealing flow of sculpturesque movements. Her subtle abhinaya (the expressional aspect of dance), musical knowledge and aesthetic sense add to the highly distinctive character of her recitals.

Through teaching, performing and conducting workshops, Madhavi has been actively involved in propagating the art of Odissi in New Delhi and other parts of India as well as the world. She has trained a number of accomplished students who are performers in their own right. In nineteen eighty five she organized a seminar and festival, Angahaar, a first of its kind event in New Delhi when gurus, scholars and dancers met to revisit the origins of Odissi and think about the future trends of the dance form. She also directed and produced a short audio-visual documentary that was screened at the festival.

Waiting anxiously for the thrilling performances... You all are requested to Join...

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