Kathak Indian Classical Dance by Pali Chandra
- Chali akelee naar
- Bihaari ko apne bas kar paavum
- Na maanoongi
- Om Jayanti mangala kari
In Chali akelee naar, Pali Chandra describes the myriad emotions of a woman determined to meet her beloved. In Bihaari ko apne bas kar paavum, the yearning plea of a love-struck woman to Krishna, longing for his eternal love in return. In Na maanoongi Pali Chandra describes a woman’s conflicting emotions and anger eventually melts away when her lover appears. Om Jayanti Mangala Kali is in praise of Goddess Kali and Tarana is a synthesis of music and rhythm. Relish the awe-inspiring grace of Kathak with Pali Chandra an accomplished artiste of Kathak.
About Kathak Classical Dance
Kathak is a classical dance from Northern India. Both Hindu and Muslim rulers patronized this dance form giving it the status of a court entertainment. Hence this classical dance carries the quaint charm of folk arts and a happy synthesis of Indian and Mughal traditions. Kathak is a combination of Nritta and Nritya. Intricate footwork and rapid pirouettes which end in statuesque poses are the dominant and most endearing features of Kathak.
Pali Chandra is one of the prominent Kathak dancers of modern times. She
is the disciple of Guru Vikram Singh of Lucknow Gharana. She is the
youngest recipient of the prestigious Lachhu Maharaj Award (1988). She
won the Gold Medal for her performance in Prayag Sangeet Samiti in 1990.
She has given lecture demonstrations at Oxford University, London
School of Contemporary Dance, Phoenix Arts, Leicester, the Academy of
Indian Dances and Hong Kong University. She has also performed on
Doordarshan (Indian National Television), BBC and TV Asia Network.