Guru Vandana is a composition involving praising the lord as respect to one’s Guru, performed at the beginning of a classical dance recital. Students learning for one year can also perform this item.
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It is a composition performed as a prayer to the most worshiped Elephant god of India. Its origin lies in tribal literature. Ganesh is the god of art, literature and knowledge.This Shloka is performed at the beginning of the performance.
Dekho Sakhi Thumri
Dekho Sakhi is a Bandish Thumari in Raga Bihag and Taal Teental. Abhinaya ang piece depicts Radha Krishna Ched-Chad. Radha is complaining to her friends about Lord Krishna's pranks. This dance is suitable for dancers of all ages.
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Tarana in Raga Bhairavi. Tarana is a popular classical piece widely performed in Kathak as it is very challenging and depicts a dancer’s skills. It is similar to Tillana in Bharatanatyam. This Tarana is composed in Raag Bhairavi and Taal teentaal. It shows laya variations as in Madhya laya and Druta laya.
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Aaj Sajan Sang Bandish
This is a beautiful Bandish in Raga Hansadwani and Tal TeenTaal. In this composition, A Nayika or a girl is asking her friends to bring flowers with different colors to decorate her house. This Nayika is eagerly waiting for her fiance to be with her. This song is very appropriate for showing skills of Abhinaya or acting.
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