Author Ashish Mohan Khokar set to host noted artists in an extravagant two-day event to honour his parents and dance pioneers, Mohan Khokar and M K Saroja Khokar.
Prof Mohan Khokar and Guru M K Saroja are both benchmarks in theory and practice of Indian dance. Highly revered by the dance fraternity, both are also artiste-academicians with Padma and many other awards to their credit. “The two dance exponents have immensely contributed dearly to the Indian Classical Dance Landscape in India and overseas,” says Ashish.
Bringing forth a marvel of such grandeur is evidently a manifestation of love and reverence for one’s parents, and while he does so, Ashish Khokar says, “Dance has given us meaning and purpose in life and we are blessed by many gurus to serve the cause of Indian arts”.
With 45 books to credit, 85 modules for UGC e-pathshala M.A dance course and 5000 articles in print media in the last 40 years, Ashish is easily the most widely read dance columnist on the internet too. He has devoted himself to the art and the sphere of dance and continues the Khokar family dance legacy with his yearbook attendance along with co-founder and publisher Elisabeth Khokar.
Embellished by luminaries in the dance universe, the two-day spectacle will be an experience to absorb within for dance connoisseurs. Day 1, September 17th, 2022 is slated to unveil the 22nd edition of India’s only yearbook on dance –attendance, guest edited by Ranee Kumar. The honors will be done by thinker and philosopher Prof. Bharat Gupt whilst presenting the first copy to Conservation icon Mr. Aman Nath of Neemrana Group.
The event will flag off with Saraswati Upasana performed by Pt. Kailash Sharma and will have legendary artiste Dr. Sonal Mansingh – MP Padma Vibhushan as the Chief Guest. On screen will be Pt. Birju Maharaj, Gopika Varma, Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, Bharati Sivaji and others talk on MKDC at IGNCA (Mohan Khokar Dance Collection)
Notable stars like Navtej Singh, Kavita Dwibedi, Aditi Mangaldas will be performing and Paying tribute through their art on Mystic Theme while Gurus Shovana Narayan, Sharon Lowen and Saroja Vaidyanathan will share their thoughts and emotions strung together into words of wisdom.
When: 7.00 pm, 17 – 18 September, 2022
Where: Stein Auditorium, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi