Pooja Goyal:

Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy  organized three day festival of   Music and Dance based on Guru Shishya Paramapara .Concluding  day of this festival was  studded with the performance of  Chandigarh’s eminent Kathak exponent Dr. Samira Koser and  her disciples.  Programme was held at Tagore theatre.

After traditional beginning , programme was commenced with invocatory piece Durga Stuti with bols “ Jai Jai Durga  Jag Janani “ by the disciples of  Dr. Samira Koser. After this beautiful piece  disciples of Samira  presented  composition based on Rag Malhar  followed by traditional syllables of Jaipur Gharana tode, tukde ,aamad paran gat nikas etc.

After the beautiful presentations by the  disciples guru took the centre stage.  She  opened up the programme with a spiritual performance Ganesh Stuti, Pratham Sumiran Sri Ganesh followed by Traditional Kathak Dance.  Gat, Nikas Thaat, aamad, uthaan, paran, chakradar paran, upaj , pramilu so on were presented with captivating and graceful movements and fine footwork. Kaya Swaroopa was her next rendering , displaying her command over abhinaya aspect of Kathak.”  captivate the audience with her inimitable style of presenting bhavas in nritya.  From this dance drama, Sameera tried to portray different aspects of human life through her dance which was greatly appreciated by the audience.

The team of  her  amazing disciples  studded with Shubhra Koser, Sargam, Anushka , Pranjal , Sonika and Gursimran.

The accomplished artists Guru Brij Mohan Gangani on Padant, Mehmood Khan on Tabla and Ramesh Parihar on vocals embellished the recital.

She. Kamal Arora, Chairman, CSNA welcomed the Chief Guest Mrs. Shobha Koser and facilitated Guru Dr. Samira Koser by presenting a shawl to her and honored the artists as well as accompanist on the occasions.


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