A musical programme will mark the anniversary of Kalinga Kala Kendra.
For Pune-based Mamata Sarangi,art is a culmination of scientific,logical and yogic approaches. This is what she teaches her students at the Kalinga Kala Kendra. I believe in learning any kind of art form in a scientific and methodical manner, says Sarangi,who hails from Bhubaneswar,Orissa.
Now,to mark the completion of two years of her institute,Sarangi has organised a special cultural event. With artistes coming from all over the country,Sarangi wants to give the city a glimpse of various Indian classical performances. Even though Pune is well-informed and has access to almost every kind of art and cultural programme,there is room for good performers here, she says. She has been devoted to promoting classical and semi-classical music and dance in the city.
With noted artistes such as Sarita Mishra who will perform Odishi,Mamata Mishra who will sing ghazals,Hemant Pendse and Vidushi Sheela Joshi,who will render Hindustani classical,the second anniversary of the Kalinga Kala Kendra hopes to entertain art lovers,says Sarangi.
The event will also showcase performances by Rujuta Soman (Kathak),Latika Menon (Bharatanatyam),Bhavik Rathod (ghazals) and Kishore Kamble (keyboard). Some of the dignitaries who will visit the event include Vaishali Bankar,Shivajirao Pawar,Balasaheb Choudhari and Pratima Tupe.
Sarangi is a microbiologist,a classical dancer and a Hindustani classical vocalist. She has also performed for All India Radio and Doordarshan. She has been involved with the arts for the last 25 years and has been living in Pune since the last five years.
The performance will be held today at Nehru Memorial,Pune,from 5 pm onwards. Entry is free