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JAMMU: Under the aegis of Spic Macay, the students of Jodhamal Public School witnessed a wonderful Kathak dance rendition by Rani Khanam, a renowned exponent of Kathak, who has been honoured for her courageous and pioneering work.
Coordinator Ranju Malhotra welcomed the artistes and introduced the Artiste of the Day, Vidushi Rani Khanam along with the accompanists.
Rani Khanam was accompanied by Vishwanath Misraji on Tabla, Pradeep Mishra on Sarangi and Sayyora as the vocalist.
She commenced the recital with an invocation to the ‘Ardhanaarishwar and went on to demonstrate ‘Tatkar’, ‘Jugalbandi’ with Tabla, a small episode of Krishna and Radha, ‘Chakkar’, ‘Sawal Jawab’ with Tabla and ended the performance with a stupendous ‘Thumari’ – ‘Mohe Chedon Na’ based on ‘Raag Kalawati’.
The fascinating performance left the students spell bound. Vidushi Rani Khanam displayed a breath taking technique in both pure dance and in the art of Abhinaya.
The young dancers of JMPS, interacted with Khanam and took her advice seriously.
This session turned out to be a Kathak Workshop for the students and staff of the school.
The School Principal, Trilok Singh Bist said that the kids and staff were transcended to a different world with the mesmerising performance of Rani Khanam and appreciated the efforts made by Dr. Sapna Sangra the J and K Coordinator for SPIC MACAY, for making this event happen at Jodhamal.
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