HEMA MALINI promotes young Talent and Stree Shakti!.

HEMA MALINI promotes young Talent and Stree Shakti!.

Hema Malini’s
Natyavihar Kalakendra presents

Jaya Smriti
Celebrating Stree Shakti (Power of Womanhood)

For several years now Ms. Hema Malini has been dedicating the program

Jaya Smriti in memory of her late mother Smt. Jaya Chakravarty – a
remarkable lady who dedicated her life to promoting young talent and
patronizing art and culture.Every year Jaya Smriti offers a platform to talented young classical
dancers from all over the country to  display their talent and has in
the past promoted folk dances like the Purulia Chhau and Mahiri dance
from Odisha.This year the program was scheduled to unfold into a three day
festival at Nehru Centre  presenting  Stree  Shakti  celebrating
womanhood  through  dance  music, workshops and contests.

Short film, photography and painting contests on the subject Stree
Shakti would take place, involving major media schools, judged by the
accomplished celebrity judges. The winners were to be announced during
the course of the festival after exhibiting the winning entries among
the other deserving entries.

Ms. Hema Malini to present two dance ballets – Mahalakshmi and Durga
and daughter Ahaana would pay  her  respects to her prolific
grandmother with an Odissi dance recital.After  its  inauguration  amidst  thunderous  applause  by  legendary
Waheeda Rehman on 16th   November,  the Day One saw an all women Indo
fusion band “White Lilies”, a kathak recital by Pooja Pant and Ahaana
Deol and Pavitra Bhat rendering  an  Odissi-Bharatnatyam
presentation.  However,  due  to  the  severe illness  of  Respected
Shri  Balasaheb  Thackrey  followed  by  his  sudden  demise, Hema
Malini decided to postpone the remaining two days of the Jaya Smriti
fest, which will now take place on 26th & 27th December
So  now,  on  26th    December  evening,  Day  Two  will  begin  with
an  Odissi performance by Mitali  Varadakar and a fusion violin
recital by sisters Ragini & Nandini. The day ends with Ms Hema
Malini’s dance ballet “Mahalakshmi”.

The Third and final day will commence with East meets West fusion
dance by Nritya Pravah group. Like every  year an artist of the
highest order is bestowed upon  the  Jaya  Smriti  Award  and  honored
on  stage.  This  year,  Shri  Bhushan Lakandri will be the recipient
of this award for his outstanding contribution and significant  work
as  a  director  and  choreographer  in  the  field  of  classical
and contemporary  dance…  followed  by  the  exhibition  of  the
winning  short  film, photography and painting with the announcement
of the winners by the Jury.

The festival wraps up with a befitting finale with the dance ballet
“Durga” by Ms. Hema Malini rendering on stage the powerful Devi
herself – the embodiment of Stree Shakti.
The representation of the womanhood – she  is the savior of the
mankind and destroyer of all evil.
This event is designed & managed by Blooming Entertainment (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Venue: Nehru Centre Audotirium, Worli
Dates: 16th November and 26th- 27th December, 2012