Soorya Festival mesmerizes the audience
Soorya Kuwait Chapter staged ‘Soorya India Festival 2016’ on the evening of November 04 2016, at the Indian Community School Auditorium, Khaitan, Kuwait. A K Srivastava, Second Secretary, Indian Embassy, inaugurated the festival, which aims to promote international integration through culture, by lighting the lamp, along with Renjith Pillai, Vijay Karayil, President, and B S Pillai, General Secretary. The Embassy Official appreciated Soorya Kuwait Chapter for its excellent efforts in promoting the rich Indian culture. The general secretary welcomed the Audience.
The program, a mix of three oldest dance forms of India - an Odissi dance, a Mohiniyattam recital and a Bharatanatyam presentation by recognized artistes from India, mesmerized the audience of all age groups gathered. The program started with the Odissi dance, by Uthara Antharjanam, one among the very few Odissi Dancers from Kerala. Perfected by Guru Retikanta Mohapatra and Smt. Sujatha Mohapatra, she captivated the audience with her brilliant movements.
The Mohiniyattam by one of India’s best and internationally acclaimed performer Smitha Rajan was scintillating as she succeeded in building up an instant rapport with the audience. With her beautiful presence and an innate grace, the Bharatanatyam by Lakshmi Parthasrathy Arthreya was very strong in rhythm and this aspect came through attractively in her recitals, which was a true entertainment. Later, the artistes were honored with gifts for their outstanding recitals. Renjith Pillai and Vijay Karayil presented the gifts. Soorya has been disseminating Indian art and culture through music and dance with its 19 chapters all over the world.