SLS Mirror Dec - Jan 2017 - Page 26

SPIC MACAY - DR. SHOVANA NARAYAN SPIC MACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music Amongst Youth) PDPU Chapter is a branch of the SPIC MACAY fraternity which aims at encouraging Indian classical music and dance. SPIC MACAY PDPU Chapter had organized several events promoting Indian classical and folk dance styles like Gotipua- the majestic dance style from Orissa, Purulia Chhau (Folk Dance of West Bengal) and a performance by Dr. Kamala Shankar (Shankar Guitar Player). On the 11th January 2017 an event featured a world renowned artist with a Dr. Shovana Narayan, in the campus. Performer, Guru, and a disciple of Pt. Birju Maharaj - Shovana Narayan is India's most celebrated and outstanding Kathak Maestro of the present age; well-known both as choreographer and performer. She is taken by the youth of today as pioneer and a role model in successfully combining two parallel careers with success and dignity. She performs in India and around the world, and has been awarded the Padma Shri. She blazed a trail in the eld imbuing it with depth, maturity and ennoblement. The event was an amazing opportunity for the students to interact with the artists. 24