“Time Square Music & Dance Festival 2016”, the latest edition of Expert P. U. College’s gala annual event, featured two top-notch presentations by the famous table artist Rimpa Shiva and the renowned dance-duo of Nirupama-Rajendra.
Prof. Narendra L. Nayak, Chairman of Expert Group of Institutions; Mrs. Ushaprabha N. Nayak, Vice Chairperson of Expert Expert Group of Institutions; Prof. Ramachandra Bhat, Principal of Expert P.U. College, Kodialbail; Dr. N.K. Vijayan, Principal of Expert P.U. College, Valachil and Mr. M. C. Kariappa and Mrs. Vinitha Kariappa (Parents of Sharana Kariappa, President, Student Parliament, Expert P.U. College, Valachil) inaugurated the festival by lighting the ceremonial lamp.
Vidushi Rimpa Shiva, the ‘Princess of Tabla’ regaled the audience with her tabla solo with remarkable high degree of energy, acute technical skill and inventive repertoire. Vidwan Satish Kolli, the popular harmonium artist, supported her with "Lehra" or cyclic melodies which serve as an aural reference to the taal.
Nirupama and Rajendra, the dynamic dancing couple and their 'Abhinava Dance Company' enchanted one and all with their riveting Kathak dance infused with innovation, creativity. They performed six vibrant compositions namely “Mangal Dhwani”, “Rang”, “Raasleela”, “Ta-Dha”, “Veer Abhimanyu” and “Kadam Kadam”.
Mrs. Ushaprabha N. Nayak, Vice-Chairperson, Expert Group of Institutions felicitated the artists by presenting bouquets and mementos to them. In her congratulatory address, the Vice-Chairperson paid rich tributes to the consummate artistry of the artists.
Ms. Pruthvi U. V. Physics Faculty compered the programme while Miss Aishwarya V. Nayak, Convenor, Communication proposed the vote of thanks