The tradition of dance is one that is upheld and cherished within Kristu Jayanti College. Different forms of this art from, ranging from classical to contemporary and celebrated and encouraged. Nrityadarpan is an intra-collegiate programme that is specifically designed to showcase the talent of Jayantians in the art of dancing. Students are auditioned and the selected performances are showcased on that day. It is a much anticipated and vibrant celebration of the art of dance that is enjoyed by students and faculty alike.
Name of the Event: Nrityadarpan
No. of Participants: 82(Female=70, Male=12)
In an effort to trace the rich heritage of India’s dance tradition, the Literary and Cultural Association of Kristu Jayanti College organised Nrityadarpan 2019, a intracollegiate dance showcase with the theme “Rediscovering the treasures of our heritage”. This year, the programme sought to highlight classical Indian dance styles and traditional folk dances from different parts of the country.
The programme commenced at 12pm at the SKE Auditorium and was attended by teachers and students of the college. The dances on display included Dandiya and Garba from the state of Gujarat, Bhangra from Punjab, Kamsale from Karnataka and Margamkali from Kerala. These dances often tell stories through their vivid and aesthetic expression. Each performance was accompanied by rich, classical music and rhythmic beats while the dancers themselves were decked in colourful, traditional costumes and adorned with classic jewellery.
The highlight of the programme was the Classical Fusion performance that recounted the story of man from birth until the attainment of salvation. It included Mohiniatam from Kerala that depicted the stage of birth, Kathak that displayed the joys of childhood, Kuchupudi that threw light on the teenage years of a person, Bharatanatyam that displayed the struggles and difficulties of life and the final conclusion of the attainment of ‘moksha’ or salvation that was captured by a fusion of all the different classical dance styles.
The performances were vibrant and captivating as it displayed the glory of India’s tradition past that are still so full of aesthetic value and visual appeal. The audience was left thoroughly entertained and with newfound respect for classical and folk dance.