The Indian Heights School under the aegis of Spic Macay organized a Kathak Dance performance by Padma Bhushan Uma Sharmaji on December 20, 2017.
The programme commenced with a traditional welcome of the esteemed artists by the Chairperson Ms. Madhu Gupta and School Principal, Ms Archana Narain. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp. Ms Uma Sharma began her dance recital through the lecture-cum-demonstration method and shared her knowledge about Kathak and demonstrated various techniques- “Tora, Tukda, Bada”. She also highlighted the two important aspects of Kathak dance form which are ‘Layasa’ & ‘Tandav’. Her dance form portrayed various mythological stories on lives of people. She also dramatized the characters from the chapter of Ramayan- Panchvati. She also performed the Dhrut Laya Teen Taal and “Sundar Gopalam”, beautifully portraying Krishna. During the lecture-cum-demonstration session students posed a number of questions to the honoured guest regarding the origin and popularity of the dance form. The program concluded with the presentation of the mementos as a token of appreciation. The program was also attended by students and teachers of neighbouring schools of Dwarka.