On Feb 8th, 2011, NaVaRaSa along with partners, presented a demo + interactive session for GE global delegates at Taj Vivanta. We started off by talking about how Indian classical dance has been considered a yogic path to spiritual bliss and that for us it is beyond entertainment. The audience who surely had an exposure to yoga immediately identified with the concept and were active participants in the session. We took them through the nuances of Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Kathak – The salutations (namaskars), hastha bhedas in Bharata Natyashastra; adavus, jathiswaram, abhinaya in Bharatanatyam; Chouk, tribhangi and Konarkanti in Odissi; footwork, jugal bandi, paran and kavith in Kathak. The team consisted of Anjali Upadhyaya for Bharatanatyam demo with myself (Shridevi Mahadevan) on interaction, Madhulita Mohapatra and her student Anjali Raj for Odissi, myself with tabla sangat by Nagaraj Gaikwad Sir for Kathak. Event managers Eblitz Inc were the source of this opportunity for us.
It surely was one of its kind and turned out to be a very enriching experience for all of us.