2021, the first year of this decade started with the Covid pandemic looming large over all of us and dampening our lives. However, Art and Dance have always been the elixir that has uplifted society in hard times. Kathak has always enabled its students to express themselves and maintain their physical and mental prowess in tough times.
With this in our mind and spirit, we started the year with renewed vigor and passion.
Like last year, by God's grace, we have been able to adapt to changing situations and successfully conduct classes and exams both online and offline.
We started the year by celebrating the auspicious Saraswati Puja (the Goddess of knowledge and all students) via an online dance program in association with the esteemed Bengali Cultural Association Society.
This was followed up in March with our annual celebration of the festival of Holi (a celebration of colours). We taught our dancers a new dance "Holi khelat hai Girdhari" which honors our great Lord Krishna.
In May, we held our annual public charity event in which the Friends of Shamayita Math collected over 5000 kroner for the education of underprivileged children at Shamayita Math, Bengal, India. Various dances on devotional songs were performed by our inspired students. The event and the charity picnic was a success and was greatly appreciated by the students and viewers alike.
After the summer holidays, we continued to conduct classes consistently keeping in view all Govt Covid notifications and conveniences of our valued learners. Utmost care was and will always be taken at our academy for the safety and health of our patrons in all respects.
In August, it was our honour to perform and showcase our talent at the Indian Embassy in Denmark on 15th, August, the day of India's Independence. The highlight of our performance was our dance on the patriotic song "AE Watan AE Watan" which was greatly appreciated by the diplomats and all respected guests in attendance.
On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami (birthday of Lord Krishna), we were invited to perform at the Bhartiya Mandir in Copenhagen. We were proud to showcase many devotional songs dedicated to Lord Krishna, the patron God of Kathak.
After conducting Kathak exams in September which was conducted by our Guruji Shri Anju Babu, we are now rehearsing, training and looking forward to the Durga Puja and Diwali celebrations in October and November, respectively. And of course, we will have something special planned for Christmas and New Year as well.
Over time, many new learners of all ages have joined our beautiful venture in various capacities and this has inspired us to continuously excel in our art form.
The times will always continue to challenge us and we shall pass its test with hard work and brilliance each time.
Last but not least, we wholeheartedly thank our dear patrons for their unwavering support, confidence and blessings for Deep's Dancing Divas....!
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and look forward to your participation.