Yesterday was International Dance Day which was celebrated in Arts Council with a performance of Dance Ballet ‘Song of Mohenjodaro’ by Sheema Kermani and her troupe consisting of her students at Tehrik-e-Niswan.
It was a very beautiful experience. Everything from sets, costumes, narratives, selection of music, choreography and research was near to perfect. The joy on the faces of kids, youth and the veteran dancers really elevated my respect towards these artists to an another level. Sheema Kermani, Amjad Ansari and Mani Chao obviously were fantastic but one participant which really took the spotlight was Suhaee Abro, a fine artist in the making. The intensity of her expressions is unbeatable.
The ballet discusses about how dance forms like yoga, bhairavi, dandiya has been originated and how these were part of expression and communal festivity; how it brought harmony among the people and closeness to the nature. While yoga is linked with spirituality, dance forms like bhangra are linked with celebrations of harvest and bhairavi as rain dance. You will see variety of dance routines there and also get knowledge about them so you get double benefit :) This one and a half hour ballet continues today, will start at 8 pm and is priced at Rs. 500 only.