Bharatanatyam Arangetram: A rhythm to which children breathe (Natyanjali: 2019 – Season 1)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Arangetram is considered the first professional performance of an artist who exhibits full knowledge and mastery of the art, which takes many years of experience to do. An impressive, magnificent evening of pure Classical Dance, ‘Natyanjali 2019 Season 1’, was accomplished with grandeur in Cambridge English School Auditorium, Mangaf on 19th April, 2019

Five students from Anjali School of Dance, a well-known classical dance institute in Kuwait, after years of dedicated training under Guru Sindhu Madhuraj, displayed a spellbinding Arangetram Programme in Bharatanatyam.

Bharatanatyam, a distinguished Indian classical dance form presumably the oldest classical dance heritage of India is regarded as mother of many other Indian classical dance forms, that originated from Tamilnadu, India. The traditional Bharatanatyam performance follows a seven-part order of presentation. This set is called margam.

To be a Bharatanatyam Dancer it takes years of dedicated training under an able Guru. Sindhu Madhuraj, the founder and guru of Anjali School of Dance has extensively trained her these five disciples for years, ranging from five to six years, before they could go for their Arangetram.

A day that celebrated years of passion for dance. A reflection of the hard work, tears, laughs, sweat, and dedication the children put towards Arangetram.

The programme was inaugurated by Mr Sunoj Nambiar, Chief of, a leading portal in Kuwait, who was the chief guest of this program. Mr Sunoj, in his short speech, credited Guru Sindhu Madhuraj for commencing such a dedicated institution for interested students in Indian Classical Dance in a foreign land. He also thanked the Performers for their dedication in opting for Indian Classical Dance training in a home away place and then going for this Arangetram through which they are spreading heritage and tradition of Indian classical art. As a token of gratitude for taking time out from his busy schedule, Guru Sindhu Madhuraj presented Mr. Sunoj a memento.

Five energetic and young students performed Arangetram, a Bharatanatyam recital. This recital was a test of dedication to such divine dance from, and with the discipline and blessings of Guru, family and well-wishers, they could able to accomplish what they thought was just a dream. This debut is like a coming-of-age celebration, but for dance. The recital is a three-hour showcase of core dances. Bharatanatyam is not just an intricate dance, but also an echo of our culture.

The recital started with Pushpanjali, followed with nine (9) Bharatanatyam items which were manifested almost all the aspects interwoven in this aesthetically complicated dance form. These items were performed by solo and combination of five students, whose performance brought the audience a spell-bound and an outstanding.

The participants of this Arangetram were Bhavyashri Madhuraj, Megha Ganesh, Neeraj Suresh, Prashni Samudra and Sai Harshitaa Adivi. The senior students of Anjali School of Dance compered the program. The grand event of this pious dance program was concluded with memento and certificate presentation to performers and memento to silent hard workers who made this event a successful one. Delicious food in the form of packets were distributed to the attendees at the end of the evening.
It is a privilege and a great joy for five students who have extended a meaningful vote of thanks to all those who have contributed in one way or the other to make this event a successful one.

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