SREENI on STAGE : SPIC MACAY – 27th National Convention, 2012 @ NIT Suratkal, Karnataka – Day 1

Getting ready for the inaugurals - Bhima, Yakshagana Kichaka Vadha
Getting ready for the inaugurals – Bhima, Yakshagana Kichaka Vadha

 

The 27th national convention of SPIC MACAY took off at the serene and breezy NIT Suratkal Campus in Coastal Karnataka. It is an annual pilgrimage of dance, music and all art forms for scores of art lovers in India, and abroad… Join me, on this pilgrimage!

The day started with people pouring in from various parts of the country and abroad into this verdant campus of NIT Suratkal, that is like an Oasis next to the Ocean! Though very weary due to the travel (many in the unreserved on Indian railway trains), seeing the old friends they get to meet after a long interregnum created the festive mood. Hugging and cheering, singing and dancing, sharing and caring the camaraderie goes on for the next one week.

Mr. Suresh Goyal, Chairman, ICCR officially inaugurated exhorting youngsters to make use of SPICMACAY and like platforms for their personal growth in every sense.

This series starts with the first day of the 2012 convention –

  1. Welcoming concert – traditional Nadaswaram by Vid. Mambalam Siva (Nadaswaram)
  2. Outstanding traditional folk storytelling of Karnataka YAKSHAGANA by Padmashri Shri Chittani Ramachandra Hegde and troupe
  3. Prof. T N Krishnan (Carnatic Violin) enthralled the young and youthful rasiks with his fabulous renditions
  4. Begum Parween Sultana (Hindustani Vocal) took the gathering to new heights with her enchanting voice and natkat adas.

The performances are lively and invigorating as is the tradition; the stay and accommodation comfortable and inviting, the food sumptuous and filling and the air vibrant with friendship and bonhomie…. I am sure this convention will be remembered for a long time.

As is my vaunt, the compelling desire to tell a story and share is taking shape here in the form of my daily vibrant and spiritual postings. So await every day visual stories from SPIC MACAY Natcon from NIT Suratkal.

Just sit back, browse and enjoy.

Love,

Sreeni

For detailed report on Day 1, go to my ARTS BLOG – Sreeni on stage

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Awaiting for the next post? will happen. Love. Sreeni

One Response

  1. Catch the NatCon Live, on spicmacay.com/webcast

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