“Tumne Uss Roz Mujhe Kyun Chuna” is provoked by the gruesome gang rape and burning of an innocent, care filled Hyderabad’s veterinarian doctor. It attempts to highlight the turmoil rising within our society, our angst and the answers we seek. The soulful piece has been penned by Ms. Sabika Abbas Naqvi and beautifully weaved into a Mishra Raag by Pt. Madho Prasad.
The evening was presented at Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi 110001.
Amidst the presence of eminent people and critics from the dance and culture fraternity, we witnessed the mesmerizing performance of Kartika Singh, senior disciple of Padmashree Shovana Narayan with traditional Kathak compositions in taal Pancham Sawari.
On the occasion, Kartika Singh said “art is a reflection of the society and current times. Recurrent incidents of rape are only a statement on the position of women today. Post the Hyderabad gang rape case I felt that there couldn’t be a better outlet to the distress I, and many others, feel. I am elated that so many changemakers, luminaries and art connoisseurs are here to share this with me today.
Kartika Singh has achieved her training and skills in Kathak dance from her revered Guru Padmashri Shovana Narayan and has grown in her enlightened niche since the age of two.
She was recently felicitated with the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Samman by the Govt. of India for Outstanding Contribution to Performing Arts, the Pandit Arjun Mishra Award in Aligarh and the Kalpashree Natya Rani Award in Tirupati. She has traveled the world over representing India in prestigious cultural festivals.
Kartika completed her 3 year diploma from the prestigious Kathak Kendra in Delhi under Guru Rajendra Gangani. She also holds a senior diploma from the Prayag Sangeet Samiti in Allahbad.