Anubhav 3 will showcase works of several Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and national, as well as state awardees between 9-15 October 2021 online.
Nearly 38 craft artists, 50 dancers, 44 musicians and more than 25 folk artists are set to come together to perform in an event titled Anubhav 3. Hosted by the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY), the week-long show will feature sessions on Carnatic and Hindustani classical music, classical dance forms, folk music and dance, traditional paintings and theatre. Audiences will be able to stream these programmes while sitting in the comfort of their homes on SPIC MACAY’s YouTube channel.
The event will see participation from 15,000 students from India, the UAE (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Japan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, North Korea, Bangladesh and Malaysia. Students will pay an ode to India's 75th year of independence.
Some of the workshops will begin as early as 4 a.m. These include an hour session each on Naad and Hatha yoga. Gurbani will also be streamed live from Shri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar between 6:30-7:00 am. Besides this, audiences will be able to participate in interactive sessions and concerts hosted by Indian classical music and dance maestros. Classic films will also be streamed.
Besides this, audiences will be informed about India’s rich art culture. Nearly 38 master craft persons will share their knowledge and skills with students in traditional paintings. Among them are two Padma Shri awardees, namely, Shakir Ali from Jaipur School of miniature paintings and Bulu Imam, creator of Hazaribagh Cultural Trust.
Explaining about the agenda, Manjari Sinha, says, “This is not just a painting workshop but we are looking at it as sharing of knowledge about India’s different art forms and the stories attached to them. We were initially thinking of starting 12 workshops but different institutions shared immense interest towards this convention. That is why we will conduct 38 workshops.”
Some of the participating artists include renowned dancer Anwesa Mahanta, Kuchipudi dancer Vyjayanthi Kashi, Padma Shri awardee and Odissi dancer Ranjana Gauhar, Mohiniyattam exponent Dr Neena Prasad, Bharatnatyam dancer Vannadil Pudiyaveettil Dhananjayan, and Kuchipudi dancer Bhavana Reddy, to name a few.
Other artists to showcase their art forms are Padma Vibhushan awardee Sangita Kalanidhi and Vidwan Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman and Padma Bhushan awardees Vidwan TV Sankaranarayanan, Begum Parween Sultana, Dr L Subramaniam and Vidushi Sudha Ragunathan.
The last day of the event will feature students' performances in art, dance, music and folk forms. Virtual heritage walks, museum tours and a western classical music concert will also be conducted before drawing the curtains.