Group Choreogrephy | Dance Ballets |
Chandan Thakore opened new
horizons in classical
dance by transforming the staged presentation of Traditional
Bharatnatyam Dance of the past with innovative ways in the atricalizing
dance form. For the same he has experimented with the form and also
with the medium for his choreographies by blending the Uttar Hindustani
Music with South Indian Dance in Hindi, Gujarati & Sanskrit
devotional songs, ancient as well as modern. The below mentioned dance
recitals are his significant innovations.
- PUSHPANJALI (TIME DURATION-8:25)
is a dance of welcome to the audience, wherein different geometric
patterns are presented in a fast rhythmic mood. This is a first of its
own kind attempt by Shri Chandan, wherein traditional and conventional
form comes together to life on the stage.
- THE DANCE – NRITYA
dance is the item of pure joy and zest, which brings life to our lives.
Through The Dance we get to learn to enjoy the ups and downs of our
life just the way there one up and downs in music nodes.
- VIGHNAVINAYAKAM (HINDI, TIME-9:35)
keeping with classical Indian tradition, the dance is in worship of
Vighnaharta, Lord Ganesha [Destroyer of hurdles], His two wives –
Riddhi & Siddhi and “Mushak” [a mouse], wherein the whole happy
family has been described.
- PANCHAAYATAN DEVTA (SANSKRIT, TIME-8:00)
choreography is based on the celestials of this earth, Lord Ganesha,
Lord Shiva, Lord Hari (Vishnu), Lord Bhaskara (Sun) – God of light and
Goddess Ambaa. Herein it has been tried to portray each of the Gods and
Goddesses in pure Bharatnatyam style.
- GOVIND LEELA (VRAJ HINDI, TIME-9:07)
choreography takes you to the childhood of Lord Krishna. Wherein we
have tried to describe the love-bond shared by Krishna and His mother
Yashoda, and also that of Krishna and His beloved Radha. The beautiful
dance sequence of Raaslila is enchanting.
- ARDHA-NARESHWARI (SANSKRIT, TIME-11:06)
the energy of the divine “SHAKTI” is portrayed that cannot be separated
from “SHIVA”. To show the unity between “PURUSHA” and “PRAKRITI”, Shiva
took Parvati as part of himself in his form of “Ardhanareshwari”. This
dance is based on this “Ardhanaritandava”.
- JAAG NE JAADVA (GUJARATI, TIME-7:18)
dance recital depicts the unconditional love of mother towards her
child. Mother Yashoda tries to wake up young Lord Krishna and pursue
him to take cows for grazing. His denials followed by mother’s
pursuance – the emotional bond shared by the twosome, surely reminds
audience of their own childhood days.
- KRISHNA SUDAMA (GUJARATI, TIME-7:16)
different dance styles, many dance composition, are based on the great
friendship shared by Krishna and Sudama. We have also depicted the same
in this dance choreography.
- GAJANAN STUTI (HINDI, TIME-7:26)
Stuti is based on traditional dance form by using different musical
instruments actually within the dance makes the experimentation, by the
- AN ELEMENT OF HANUMAN CHALISA (VRAJ HINDI,
part of famous “Hanuman Chalisa” is portrayed in this dance recital.
Lord Hanuman’s life is depicted in this choreography and also the
unconditional devotion of Lord Hanuman towards Lord Rama is vividly
- JALAKAMAL (GUJARATI,
is a very well known poem in Gujarati literature, which is written by
Krishna Bhakta Shri Narsinh Mehta. In this dance sequence the incident
of Kaliyadaman is described.
- MAHISHASUR MARDINI (SANSKRIT,
dance sequence portrays the Durga form of Shakti wherein Mother Shakti
brings peace to her children by destroying the demon “Mahishasur”.
- SHIV TAANDAVA (GUJARATI, TIME-6:43)
dance item portrays the rare form of Lord Shiva, wherein he performs
Taandava dance, while the sound of his Damru shakes the Universe.
- RANG DEVTA STUTI TIME-9:17)
the tradition of Indian Classical Dance, the stage is considered as
God. So, with a view to worship the STAGE, the dancer through ‘Rang
Devta Stuti’ present their extra-ordinary faculty of dance by getting
completely involved in Dance.
- HEY CHANDRAMAULI! (GUJARATI, TIME-10:12)
- “Hey Chandramauli”! “Hey Chandrashekhar”!
is the dance recital devoted to Lord Shiva
portraying the qualities of Lord Shiva.
- TUM BIN MORI (VRAJ
choreography is based on Mirabai’s pada (poem) – “Tum Bin Mori Kaun
Khabar Le”. The dancer calls for the help of Lord Krishna to save her
from the worldly bonds.
- RANG POOJA (TIME-8:28)
this dance recital “Rang Pooja”, the artist’s offers flowers to the
stage thereby showing the deep faith for the stage and then after
dedicates one’s own art to the God by initiating the dance in the feet
of “Lord Natraj”-The Dancing God.
- SHREE GANAPATIM (SANSKRIT, TIME-5:25)
Hindu tradition, the first adorable and reverable God-Lord Ganesha is
the chief deity of the basic support. Also, the description of the
various visions of this intellectual God-Lord Ganesha is just divine
which is depicted in this dance recital “Shree Ganapatim”.
- JAYATI JAYATI JAGNIVAS (GUJARATI, TIME-5:01)
dance recital “Jayati Jayati Jagnivas”, is a prayer of Lord Shiva who
is the supporter of the unsupported ones, the desire fulfiller of his
devotees, the destroyer of evils and the giver of salvation.
- DEKH SAKHI RI! (VRAJ
dance recital “Dekh Sakhi Ri” is based on Lord Krishna and it is
choreographed on the composition of poetess Mirabai-the great devotee
of Lord Krishna.
- SHIV PANCHAKSHAR STOTRAM (SANSKRIT,
is based on five Sanskrit Alphabets - ‘Na’, ‘Mah’, ‘Shi’, ‘Vaa’, ‘Ya’.
Here we have tried to narrate the adventures of lord Shiva and tried to
describe Him by means of these Alphabets.
this dance recital, the pure dance is shown in different geometrical
patterns and at the end, an excellent literary work full of expressions
is depicted. Here the dancers delights the audience with the
fast-paced, intricate, scintillating steps that are threaded together
to create a fire-cracker finale. Tilana based on Raag
Hindolam, Desh, Aarbhi, Shankra and Dhaneshri has been
composed by Chandan Thakore.