Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

Edgar Degas


An artiste always wants to showcase their talent, the hard work they have been putting in, the years they have spent nurturing their skill, but they can only exhibit their talent when offered a stage. A similar platform is envisaged by Kalpataru Arts when they came up with a two-day long cultural fiesta, Manthan in 2015. Now, it has come to make a thrilling comeback with its second edition.

The name itself, MANTHAN derived from Hindu mythology, means a confluence of different dimensions by churning the ocean of classical music and dance to possess the “Amrit”. This Manthan will bestow the young artistes with a gift of a finest platform, audience and most importantly, recognition for their talent.

The event will spot its dawn with a euphonious first day with the maestros of classical music terrain. Perfected his hold on the sitar strings under the tutelage of legendary Pt. Ravi Shankar, Gaurav Mazumdar is ushering to give the evening a melodious start. Another celebrated name, Pt. Vinayak Torvi from famous Gwalior and Kirana Gharana, is coming to spread the resonance of Hindustani vocals in the ambiance.

The next day will cue in from where it left on the first day but with a completely new energy, new art, and new artistes, as the audience douses themselves in the symphony of the classical dance forms. Ms. Sangita Chatterjee and Sh. Daniel Freddy, the dance partners from very tender age are going to exhibit the lyrical and rhythmic intricacies of Kathak guided by their venerated Guru Vaswati Misra. Finally, the two-day ostentatious affair will wrap-up with the rare sight of Odissi doyen Smt. Sujata Mohapatra, who will be showing off her dancing brilliance. The distinguished artistes, Ustad Akram Khan, Pandit Ashish Sengupta, and Sh. Shubh Maharaj will support the show with their flair of Tabla.

You have a fair chance to enjoy the two delightful days of Classical Art on 27th July and 28th July 2016, 7 PM onwards at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.