Soorya Fes­ti­val mes­mer­izes the au­di­ence

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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.

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