An Odissi dance was performed by Kavita Dwibedi was presented at the multipurpose hall of KC Sports Club for the students of KC Public School today morning. The programme was orgainsed under the aegis of SPICMACAY is a voluntary, non-profit movement.
Dwibedi was accompanied by Dr. Sapna Sangra, SPICMACAY Coordinator of J&K State, Dr. Seema Rohmetra, Coordinator of Jammu region and State volunteers Shahbaz Khan and Anil Sharma. Dwibedi is the daughter and disciple of Odissi maestro Guru Harikrishna Behara and is one of the leading exponents of Odissi classical dance form in contemporary India. She is an artiste of international fame and has performed in USA, Canada, Spain, Japan, Germany, France, Kuwait, and Maldives and at UN HQ in New York, USA. Her performance left the students of KC Public School spell-bound. She began with a devotional prayer in praise of Lord Jagganath after which she went on to demonstrate the full range of rasas and bhavas through her immaculate abhinaya and concluded her performance with an extremely articulate presentation of emotions associated with the national song “Vande Mataram. Dr. Ram Thakur, Academic Director of the school, expressed his gratitude towards the Coordinators of SPICMACAY movement in J&K for bringing artists of national and international repute to schools and thereby enabling the young students to connect with their rich Indian cultural heritage. He also presented the artists with souvenirs on behalf of the school management.