southern india

southern india

Bharatanatyam - Pushpanjali by Suhaee Abro

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This is one of the dance items that Suhaee Abro presented in a 'Bharatanatyam Recital' at OLOMOPOLO MEDIA, Lahore. Bharatanatyam - originated in southern India in the state of Tamilnadu. It started as a temple dance tradition 2000 years ago and is perhaps the most advanced and evolved dance form of all the classical Indian dance forms. The name Bharatanatyam is a simple derivation from the four most important aspects of dance (in Sanskrit). These are: Bha from Bhava meaning emotion, Ra from Raaga meaning music or melody, Ta from Taala meaning rhythm and Natyam meaning dance. ‘Pushpanjali’ is a welcome dance piece of a Bharatanatyam recital. It is an offering of flowers to the audience. In Sanskrit, pushpam means "flower" and anjali means "offering with folded hands". So Pushpanjali means offering of flowers with folded hands. Suhaee Abro: Suhaee Abro began her training in Classical Dance at the age of seven from the respected Classical Dancer, Sheema Kermani. Abro specialises in ‘Bharatanatyam’; also choreographing and performing Modern/Contemporary, Sufi and Folk as well other genres of Classical Dance. She has been performing since the age of eight, including numerous performances in Pakistan, India and Nepal. Her group, ‘Nritaal – a live dance and music group’ in which she works as a Dance Director and performer has been quite appreciated by art-lovers and art critiques. Abro choreographed many of her dance pieces and dance productions; mostly based on various literary pieces. Apart from dance, she has also done selective acting work for Television for eight years; appearing in Music Videos and Documentaries as well. She has also taught Dance and movement to children as well as adults – at The Neemtree School of Music, The Second Floor (T2F) and privately. Recently, she has started conducting workshops based on Dance therapy. Abro is the Director and organizer of ‘Raqs Mein Hai Sara Jahan – Dancing Away Differences’. Choreography and music of: Natya Manjari Videography by: Rizwan Dar and Ashna Khan Recorded and performed at OLOMOPOLO MEDIA, Lahore