Y.S. Wunglenton, Director, Assam State Museum being felicitated by Pranaame Bhagawati, Regional Officer, ICCR, Guwahati

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Guwahati Regional Office organised a Lecture Demonstration upon the aesthetic of dance ‘Nritya Mudra’, conducted by Bharatnatyam danseuse Bhanu Rashmi on September 21, 2017. The event was organised in collaboration with the Directorate of Museums, Govt. of Assam and Mr. Y.S. Wunglenton, Director, Assam State Museum graced the event as the Chief Guest. The event also hosted three museum scholars from Meghalaya who was present throughout the event being the Special Guests.

The lecture delivered the essence of dance incorporated with beauty and aesthetic implementations from early years till date. The event also showcased some technical Bharatnatyam repertories of the students of Bhanu Rashmi. During the concert, Bhanu also encouraged the spectators to try out some techniques and recite the dance notes (bols) alongwith her.

Spectators trying to enact alongwith the danseuse
Bhanu Rashmi during delivery of her lecture

Bhanu Rashmi is the only Bharatnatyam danseuse in the northeast India who teaches and performs the Varur style of the dance form. Her dance troupe Tejaswini tours different places for concerts and performances. Her style of rendering the dance form is more lucid and expression based. The compositions presented paid special attention of delivery of proportionate physical gesture and grace.

The ICCR, Guwahati Horizon Series program brings forth freshness in ideas of presentation which was not witnessed earlier. Such concepts of lecture demonstrations, workshops and concerts create a cultural consciousness amongst all who learns and performs.



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