EVENT Sumanshi Singh’s Bharatanatyam debut
Like love, which doesn’t diminish no matter how far it spreads, knowledge too seems to thrive in the sharing. So it is that over the decades since the 1930s and ’40s, more and more young people have been drawn to learn the classical arts of India that were once thought to be fading. Belonging to a region or a community are no longer necessarily the reasons for — nor are they restrictions to — learning a particular art. Take Bharatanatyam, nurtured in the Southern region of India, but now performed, taught and appreciated across the country and even the world.
No wonder the Tamil word arangetram that means stage debut has become a familiar term to a range of non-Tamil speaking people of the Capital too. This Saturday, it is Delhi schoolgirl Sumanshi Singh’s turn to impress family, friends and connoisseurs with her Bharatanatyam arangetram.
Sumanshi, a disciple of Guru Jayalakshmi Eshwar, a well known performer and teacher of Bharatanatyam in New Delhi, also likes art, reading and photography and is in class XI at Holy Child Auxilium. She considers herself blessed to have been trained under her guru for the past seven years. Present to bless her on the occasion will be her school principal, Sr. Stella PD.
The performance, presented by Abhinaya Aradhana, takes place at Chinmaya Mission auditorium, 89 Lodhi Road, New Delhi, at 6.30 p.m.