Padmashree Guru Ranjana

Gurugram: Padmashree Guru Ranjana Gauhar Odissi dancer, captivated the audience with her enchanting performance at KIIT World School, Gurugram. The event was organized in collaboration with SPIC MACAY. Guru Ranjana Gauhar was accompanied by Prafulla Mangaraj on the Pakhawaj, Ashish Nayak on vocals, Dheeraj Pandey on the flute, and her disciple Archisha Arya as a fellow dancer.

Ranjana Gauhar depicted this dance through her unique expression. They created a seamless sync of the dance with the sounds of thunder and rain, giving the audience a special experience. Her portrayal of the Radha-Krishna love story, through expressive gestures and movements, brought the narrative to life, offering students profound inspiration and insights into Indian cultural heritage.

Odissi dancer and Padmashree awardee Ranjana Gauhar shared her views on the cultural and historical significance of Odissi dance. He said that Odissi dance is not only an art form, but it is also an important part of Indian culture and tradition. Odissi dance is one of the ancient dance forms of India and has a history dating back thousands of years. This dance form is not only a medium of physical beauty and expression, but it also keeps our civilization, culture, and religious beliefs alive.

Neelima Kamrah, Registrar of KIIT College of Education, praised Spic Macay’s efforts, stating, “At KIIT, we prioritize fostering a deep connection between our youth and Indian classical arts. The success of a nation is undoubtedly linked to the quality of education its youth receive. Events like these ensure that the younger generation remains engaged with India’s classical music, dance, folk traditions, and cultural heritage.