HEMA MALINI promotes young Talent and Stree Shakti!.
Natyavihar Kalakendra presents
Celebrating Stree Shakti (Power of Womanhood)
For several years now Ms. Hema Malini has been dedicating the program
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.
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.
Dates: 16th November and 26th- 27th December, 2012