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Title: Sandip Soparrkar at 25th Raindrop Festival by Uma Dogra
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One of several leading cultural organisations associated with Mumbai, Sam Ved Contemporary society of Performing Arts, organized the 25th Ra...
One of several leading cultural organisations associated with Mumbai, Sam Ved Contemporary society of Performing Arts, organized the 25th Raindrops event featuring varied classical styles of Indian dances, namely Bharatnatyam, Mohinattam, Odissi, Kathak & Manipuri. This 3 days extended dance festival that advances varied Indian traditional dances was held at Ravindra Natya Mandir and also celebrated its silver jubilee. It was exciting to see different styles of dances on a single platform over the weekend and some dances were even conducted by amazing young designers. It is really any daring initiative to organise shows year in year out during the mumbai monsoons, the complete credit of this visits renowned Kathak exponent Smt Uma Dogra, exactly who heads the Sam Ved Contemporary society.

Sandip Soparrkar at 25th Raindrop Festival by Uma Dogra

Sandip Soparrkar at 25th Raindrop Festival by Uma Dogra

Sandip Soparrkar at 25th Raindrop Festival by Uma Dogra

Sandip Soparrkar at 25th Raindrop Festival by Uma Dogra


The event began along with lamp lighting ceremony then the row of completed dancers who performed with the festival. Over the period of 3 days Kathak was performed by Rina Mehta, Vishal Krishna and also Anuj Mishra. Namrata Gupta and also Rajashri Praharaj danced Odissi, where Suhani Dhanki and Mrinalini Biswas danced the actual bharatnatyum. There was also Radhika Nair dancing Mohiniattam and also Shreya Ayyub dancing Manipuri.

Amongst the many classical dancers like Kanak Rele, Nilima Azim, Jhelum Paranjape, Darshana Jhaveri, we could only stop but notice Bollywood renowned Ballroom and also Latin dancer guru Sandip Soparrkar. His presence showed in which dance is universal and also Uma Dogra's initiative in the raindrop festival was well received.

Sandip Soparrkar on the Facebook post thanked Uma Dogra for inviting him and said “Very few people on this planet are like Uma ji exactly who give platform to young dancers and don't differentiate between a western dancer and an Native american dancer. "

The label Raindrops, justifying the herald associated with dance and music festivals in Mumbai while using onset of monsoon. The rains did not stop Mumbaikars and dancing lovers from making their way to the theatre which was packed everyday. It was indeed very heartening to find out the excitement and the crowd with the dance festival. Overwhelmed Uma Dogra said, " it was rainy outside but raindrop event had dance lovers and students sitting in all places even on the steps and on the floor. I am thankful to everyone making silver jubilee in the festival so successful. inch.

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