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Indradhanush, a Kathak Show

June 2023
Indradhanush, a Kathak Show

Nritya Natya Kala Bharti (NNKB), Atlanta’s long-standing Indian dance and music academy directed by Kumud and Sandeep Savla, presented its 22nd annual dance concert at the Gas South Theater on April 8 and 9, 2023. The theme of the two-day dance festival was “Indradhanush: Colors of Dance.” The audience was left awestruck by the spectacular dance performances accompanied by the melodious classical music compositions by co-director Sandeep Savla.

[Top] For its annual concert, NNKB put up a scintillating Kathak show.AT_01_06_05.jpg

Both evenings commenced with a powerful homage to the fierce Hindu goddess in the performance called “Mahakaali”. With their vibrant blue and black attire symbolizing the cosmos, the dancers brought forth the essence of Mahakaali’s fearsome love and awe-inspiring anger.

[Right] The show presented many emotions through performances. ​

 ​A lively Garba performance brought alive the joyous celebration of Navratri. The audience journeyed to the arid landscapes of Kutch as dancers performed “Ude Re Gulaal,” showcasing the beauty that blossoms in the midst of a rugged landscape. From the tiny tots of NNKB exuding energy in a fun bhangra performance to a theatrical medley that paid tribute to the golden era of Bollywood to the divine tale of Radha and Krishna depicted in a picturesque Kathak Raas, the audience truly experienced a colorful journey through dance.


A Kathak fusion performance amalgamated the synergies of Kathak, Bollywood, and Flamenco, presenting a true feast for the senses. A masterpiece starring director Kumud Savla heightened the momentum in “Damadam Mast Kalandar,” leading the audience on a spiritual journey to the tune of the renowned Sufi qawwali that resonates deeply with all hearts.

[Left] Kumud Savla, director of NNKB (center), along with her team at the show.

As the evenings drew to a close, the audience was treated to the final performance, “Indradhanush - a Kaleidoscope of Colors”. This captivating act brought forth the vibrant colors of the rainbow, symbolizing the culmination of a colorful journey through various dance forms. 

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