Kochi geared up for AOL Jubilee celebrations

published on November 28, 2006

City geared up for jubilee celebrations

KOCHI: More than a thousand dancers will stage a mohiniyattom performance here at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Tuesday as part of the silver jubilee celebrations of Art of Living.

Organisers claim that this performance is the first of it’s kind in the world and it might find a place in the Limca Book of Records.

The 50-minute performance, choreographed by Kalamandalam Sumathi, will be marked by the massive participation of dancers from across the state.

The dancers will perform three pieces Nrithanjali, Cholkettu and Tillana. “Nrithanjali is a tribute to Guruji ( Sri Sri Ravisankar). As the dancers hold the lamps and dance, spreading rays of hope, it will be a perfect greeting to him. It is an attempt to bring out Guruji’s message ‘Vasudhaivakudumbakam’,” said Kalamandalam Sugandhi.

Rehearsals commenced in October and about 25 dance schools from across the state trained the dancers with the assistance of Sugandhi.

Kalamandalam Sumathi, Sreedevi Unni and Kalamandalam Kshemavathi were actively involved in choreographing and co-ordinating the event.

“Mohiniyattom was Guruji’s choice. For me, mohiniyattom is a pure feminine dance and staging it here is a way to acknowledge and empower women,” said Sreedevi Unni.

Singer Gayatri will mesmerise the audience with a bhajan. The performance will begin at 7.30 pm.

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