NEW YORK (TIP): The Nartanrang Dance Academy of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan hosted its annual dance festival on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at the Hindu Temple Auditorium in Flushing.
Titled “Nritya Ranjani 2015: AAJA NACHLE!,” the show was a tribute to evergreen Bollywood dancing queens Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi.
The students, from the ages of 3 1/2 year to 50 years, skillfully and enthusiastically performed the aforementioned divas’ greatest hits, even including such instrumental pieces as “The Dance of Envy” and “Tandav.”
A highlight of the show was a student-choreographed kathak-bharatnatyam jugalbandhi piece which was originally performed at Lincoln Center for the Art of Living organization at the 1st International Yoga Day on Sunday, June 21, 2015 with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in attendance. The year-end show of the Nartanrang Dance Academy always chooses themes in which to display an impressive range of genre and skill, inclusive of semi-classical, folk, Bollywood, fusion, and contemporary styles of dance.
The students worked diligently under the tutelage of Artistic Director Swati Vaishnav during the 9 month semester to continue the journey of mastering their craft, and it showed on Saturday.
Emcee Shivang Vaishnav kept an upbeat and interactive dialogue throughout the medley-format show and the delight of the crowd was palpable.
For more information on classes, schedules, and events, please contact Swati Vaishnav at firstname.lastname@example.org