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An Evening Themed On Light

December 2005
An Evening Themed On Light

An exclusive event by Club 4 All

Club 4 All, a not for profit association, showed how important light is in people's lives. The group organized a Diwali Dhamaka 2005 on Oct. 18 at the Hilton on Peachtree Industrial to make its point.

For this show, the club, which has been in existence for almost two years, followed its popular format of an evening filled with food and entertainment.

The evening started off with a "social hour," followed by an entertainment program, dinner and a DJ who was complemented by a "dhol" player (traditional Indian drummer). The club members were present through every step, seeing off visitors with a box of sweets.

This year the club had encouraged participation from dance schools in metro Atlanta. The event also comprised of skit and dance performances by the club's members.

The participants in these performances included Sudha Malhotra, Phalguni Panday, Chandrika Laxminarayan, Uma Sharma, Ranjana Dhir, Indra Dattagupta and Parijat Chandra. Chandra and Malhotra were responsible for the show's programming.

Chandra also co-hosted the evening with Dr. Swaroop Nyshadham. The two kept the audience riveted with jokes and impersonations. A humorous skit was interwoven into the program, which kept the audience in splits as the characters would drop into the program without any notice.

The many manifestations of light were reflected in items that included a glow-in-the-dark dance, a shadow dance, an Arabian Nights-themed dance, Lodhi, mirror dance and more. The schools that participated in the show were Chandrika Chandran (Natyanjali), Smita Doshi, Savita Vishwanathan, Prem Rehman (Silent Killers), Shuchita Bharadwaj and Anushka Panday.

The finale item of the evening was choreographed and orchestrated by Kumud and Sandeep Savla of Nritya Natya Kala Bharati. It was performed with the help of songs (classical, folk and film), music, visual effects and a recorded voice over by a "sutradhar" (Parijat Chandra). This item tied in every conceivable manifestation of light in our lives, and started with Raga Deepak perhaps an apt choice for an evening themed on light. . .

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