Art And Culture

In A Unique Way, Bahrain Hosted The Bharatanatyam Arangetram.

Bharatanatyam Arangetram in the kingdom of Bahrain – the rich tradition of Bharat

Bharatanatyam is an Indian classical dance which originated in the temples of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Bharatanatyam Arangetram is a significant milestone in the journey of a classical dancer as it marks their debut performance as a solo artist after several years of rigorous training under a Guru.

Six disciples of renowned Bharatnatyam Guru Smt. Hansul Gani of Bahrain recently marked their debut as solo Bharatanatyam dancers with a mesmerizing Arangetram in Bahrain’s prestigious Cultural Hall on May 24, 2024. The six disciples are Ms. Charvi Sai Kommineni, Ms. Kanishka Saravanan, Ms. Rishikha Shree Rajasekar, Ms. Samadrita Chakraborty, Ms. Shreshtha Pooven Chathoth & Ms. Shreya Nayani. It was a captivating display of skill, dedication and devotion to this ancient classical dance form by the dancers.

The event was attended by over 750 enthusiastic spectators, including distinguished guests such as Shri Amar Nath Sharma, Dr. Arun Kuumar Sharma, Mr. Ebrahim Mohamed Saad Eid, Ms. Molly Mammen and Ms. Monica Sethi.

The Arangetram commenced with an invocation to the divine, setting the tone for an evening of spiritual elevation through dance. Each disciple showcased their proficiency in various aspects of Bharatnatyam, including intricate footwork and expressive storytelling. The dance movements blended tradition with innovation while captivating the audience with its beauty and grace. The distinguished Guests delivered inspiring speeches, praising the dedication and talent of the disciples. Guru Smt. Hansul Gani was honoured for her invaluable guidance and mentorship as tokens of gratitude and appreciation.

The Bharatnatyam Arangetram by the six disciples of Guru Smt. Hansul Gani was a resounding success, leaving a beautiful impression on the members of the audience. The evening was a celebration of tradition, culture, and the supreme legacy of Indian classical dance. As the curtain fell on the evening’s festivities, it marked not just the culmination of years of training but also the beginning of a new chapter in the journey of these talented young dancers ready to carry forward the rich tradition of Bharatnatyam for generations to come.

Guru Smt. Hansul Gani and the parents of the debut performers extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain for their gracious support and permission to conduct this program and also to all the guests and well-wishers for their appreciation and encouragement.


Krishna D

Krishna D. is an educator by choice who enjoys being with young minds, facilitates their growth & development and thoroughly enjoys their company. She also creates content for social media during her spare time. She is enthusiastic about different cultures, languages, history, music and nature.

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