Adorning with Pride, An ode to our warriors by the Kathak exponent Sanchita Abrol

Adorning with Pride, An ode to our warriors by the Kathak exponent  Sanchita Abrol

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Ahead of 72nd Independence Day celebration, an ode to our warriors by the Kathak exponent Sanchita Abrol a disciple of Padma Shri Guru Shovana Narayan on 5th August 2018

Celebrating 72nd Independence Day to pay tribute and to remember all the freedom fighters who fought for the Independence, t
he Kathak exponent and cultural entrepreneur, Sanchita Abrol, is coming with her new dance production to Zorawar Theatre. A disciple of Padma Shri Guru Shovana Narayan, Sanchita will present the dance  “प्रयुत्सु”- Adorning with Pride, an ode to our warriors, to pay homage to the brave soldiers of our country. The dance drama has been curated, scripted and directed by Sanchita Abrol.
The performance, is based on the classical Dogri poetry by renowned poet Late Group Captain Randhir Singh, the only Indian Air Force officer to be conferred with the Sahitya Akademi award and the  poetry by the great Indian Poetess who left her indelible mark in Indian Literature, a freedom fighter and Padma Bhushan awardee, Mahadevi Verma . Accompanying these distinguished poets is the author, Ayushman Jamwal. The performance will be presented in collaboration with Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust. 
The purpose behind the projects that she chooses to do is to “re-imagine our cultural communities” with Kathak. “ Dance acts as a  means of tying different strands together by a common thread. As a classical dancer, I feel a sense of responsibility to bring the many colors of Indian art and culture to the world. My purpose is to strengthen the bonds within communities and the bonds between communities, ensuring the very fabric of India.” Says Sanchita Abrol
Sanchita said that Kathak dance is essentially a complete phenomenon, integrating the rhythmic resources of poetry, movement and music  while following the roots as described by the Natya Shastra, to enhance the aesthetics of the experience. This performance is an ode to the warriors, celebrating and enacting their bravery in carrying their duty to protect the country with an unbounded spirit of patriotism. The performance illustrates the life of a soldier, missing home, yet willing to leave behind everything to serve the nation. The inner voice of the warrior is filled with emotions but the strength embodied in the imagery of courage depicts the desire to protect the country. Music has been provided by Madho Prasad and the vocalists are Jitendraa Singh and Lovely Chandra, musicians Mahaveer Gangani and Yogesh Gangani. 
Sanchita Abrol, an International Kathak exponent and cultural entrepreneur, is a disciple of venerated Kathak Maestro, Padma Shri Guru Shovana Narayan. She started dancing at a young age and quickly gained nominations to perform at prestigious events such as the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation & Asia Sammelan.
In 2014 Sanchita founded Rasadance, an organization in Australia, to build a bond with the centuries old tradition of story-telling through dance. She has performed on many national and International stages and has represented India at various prestigious platforms including Ganges Danube Festival Hungary, Multicultural Festival Melbourne and India Youth delegation to China.
Sanchita has been honoured with ‘Prem Jamwal Art Innovation Award’, for revitalising Dogri poetry, with a unique blend of Hindi and English literature and presenting it on international stage through her dance. She has choreographed and featured in, the first of its kind Dogri Ghazal videos ‘Aayi Khushboo’ and ‘Rasam Riwaz’.  
Sanchita has worked with many eminent poets like Padma Shri Padma Sachdeva, Padma Shri Dr. Shyam Singh Shashi and has conceptualised and directed many critically acclaimed performances. She also appeared in the Ghazal album ‘Dekho Toh’ by the well-known poet Farhat Shahzad from Pakistan.
Known for her exquisite dance productions engaging audiences across the world, Sanchita believes that dance is the purity of expression, of emotion, of heart. It is the realization of self, of other, and oneness with the universe. It is eternal; it is ever present in nature.

The Yoddha - Adorning with Pride | An ode to our warriors
​ by t
he Kathak exponent  Sanchita Abrol
When -  Sunday 5th August, 2018 , 5:45 pm. 
Where- Zorawar Theatre, Manekshaw Centre, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi

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