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Mahagami Gurukul and VidyaAranyam School are coming up with a virtual celebration of Yoga Divas and World Music Day on 21 JUne 2021. Please join us in these Online offerings :
8 am IST | Yoga glimpses & Gotipua Dance (based on Yogic poses) 
 
9 am IST |  Buddhist Mandala Offering Chanting |
 
1 pm IST | Music of Maharashtra & Ancient Veena – Mattakokila, Ekatantri, Rudra
 
4 pm IST | Talk by Bhai Baldeep Singh on Gurbaani Sangeet
Facebook LIve @mahagamigurukul
 
6 pm IST | Dhrupad by Seuli Chakarborty |
 
Do join us and here is wishing you well being and creative days ahead.

Namo Namah
Greetings from MAHAGAMI GURUKUL
As you are aware, since the past 23 years, MAHAGAMI GURUKUL has been celebrating World Dance Day on 29 April – a day identified by UNESCO  and celebrated worldwide to disseminate the message of Dance Heritage. We at MAHAGAMI, had initiated a range of projects and programs aimed to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of this art form, and cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers. Needless to say – the day aims to bring people together with a common language- dance.
 
This year, owing to the global crisis and the restrictions, we came up with a series of offerings that seek to bring joy in the tender minds and re-kindle their imagination. Published in 2016, the picture book narrative ‘Nritya-Gatha’ in its various versions – English, Marathi, Hindi and Bengali has been a valuable possession of many kids across the country and overseas too. During the lockdown in 2020, the book was translated into Malayalam and published by Kerala Government as part of their Children’s literature book collection. We are happy to share that the much-awaited Sanskrit version is ready to be shared with our readers which was recently translated by Dr. Ajay Nilangekar.
 
You are cordially invited to join the Digital Release of the Sanskrit version ‘कथा भारतीयनृत्यानाम्’ on 29 April 2021, 7 pm IST which will be LIVE streamed on Facebook page @MahagamiGurukul . We are honoured to have eminent poet-critic, bureaucrat and thinker Shri Ashok Vajpeyi and creative artist and philanthropist Arti Kirloskar as our guests for Book Release. Do attend this event Online which will also have short performances of our Kathak and Odissi students.
You are also requested to extend your blessings and wishes in our efforts to cheer-up the children who are going through turbulent times since a year of lockdown. MAHAGAMI team is distributing Khadi masks with illustrations of the book to children of various backgrounds; especially those in trouble or deprivation. We were able to successfully distribute close to 1200 masks in the past 3 days of our drive in orphanages, rural areas and hospitals. Let this World Dance Day bring the motivation in children to surpass monotony and embrace imagination. We will be happy to receive your support and contribution in this drive too. Also do visit our facebook page @mahagamigurukul to view video messages by our young dancers who share their inspirations and thoughts on Dance.
Wishing well-being to all
Sarve Santu Niramaya
Parwati Dutta
Celebrating the Dance ‘within’ ….

Invitaion | Vayam Digital Showcase | 17-18 Jan 2021 | 6 pm IST

Namo Namah
Greetings from MAHAGAMI GURUKUL.
May this new year 2021 bring peace, contentment and well-being of all and may our continuous circular journey of quest, search, discoveries and resolve find momentum and light! The year 2020 brought newer challenges, insights and a wealth of experiences … of coping with turbulent times, of continuous adaptations to the situations, of sharing concerns, of extending care and support to those in need, and of course of learning to value our cosmic ecosystem.
It gives me immense pleasure in sharing with you that our annual dance-offering VAYAM is being presented on 17-18 January 2021 6 pm IST through Digital Spaces of MAHAGAMI GURUKUL. Owing to the current restrictions, the 2-day Dance Festival will LIVE streamed both on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MahagamiGurukul and YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/c/MahagamiGurukulProgram from 6 pm IST. You are requested to kindly subscribe/like these Digital Spaces of MAHAGAMI GURUKUL and view the dance performances of our students and guest artists.
In this period of lockdown from mid-March 2020, we at MAHAGAMI looked at aesthetic and artistic adaptations of the time-honoured Guru-Shishya parampara and devised a method of teaching that could not just initiatie and guide the learners, but also stimulate their creative and intellectual process through discourses, dialogue and digital interfaces. While the Gurukul was closed for visitors and students, we kept the flame alive through a continuous sustained journey of creative work with our learners and co-artists. This edition of VAYAM showcases some of the compositions created recently and taught to the dancers Online. Since this year’s VAYAM mainly focuses on emerging dancers of MAHAGAMI who are our 2nd generation, we are happy to share that we are also presenting Ragini Maharaj (grand-daughter of Pandit Birju Maharaj), Preetisha Mohapatra  (grand-daughter of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra) and Piyal Bhattacharya‘s short production of Marga-Natya in the festival.
You are welcome to join us as a ‘virtual rasika’ in our dance-offering and share the links widely through your own digital spaces.
Looking forward to your warm support and participation.
Parwati Dutta & MAHAGAMI family

Calligraphy Workshop by Achyut Palav | 2, 5, 9, 12 Dec | Online

Namo Namah

Greetings from MAHAGAMI GURUKUL CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS, MGM UNIVERSITY
We are happy to share that the much awaited Online Workshop on Calligraphy by eminent Calligrapher Shri Achyut Palav is being organised as per following schedule:

Wednesday 2 Dec | Saturday 5 Dec | Wednesday 9 Dec | Saturday 12 Dec |

5.30 to 8 pm (through Zoom)
Participants should arrange sheets of papers, ink and pen for Calligraphy.
Material List – 
Graph paper | Devanagari pen | Wooden stick with cut angle as per shown in picture | Cut marker | Black ink
To enroll in this workshop, please drop an email to [email protected] or WhatsApp 7083652636 or 9372093189.
Looking forward to your participation.

Webinar on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CREATES PAINTING | 27 Nov 4 pm IST

Namo Namah
Greetings from MAHAGAMI GURUKUL CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS, MGM UNIVERSITY

We are happy to share about the next Webinar in our ongoing series on Inter-Disciplinary subjects. You are welcome to join the forthcoming Webinar on 27 November 2020 at 4 pm by Padmashri Dr. Utpal Banerjee on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CREATES PAINTING. The webinar will also be LIVE streamed on Facebook page @MahagamiUniverse . You are welcome to participate in the discussion and ask questions if any in the Zoom meeting. Please drop an email to [email protected] for more details.

Dear All

Greetings from MAHAGAMI GURUKUL Centre for Performing Arts, MGM University.

We are happy to present a rich line-up of engaging, stimulating and enriching webinars with some of the leading experts and scholars on Inter-disciplinary topics looking at the intersection of Arts with Management, Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Sociological / Epigraphical studies. The webinar is being streamed LIVE on facebook page @MahagamiUniverse as per the schedule mentioned. We welcome informed questions and comments from faculties and students of various streams during the webinar. Kindly send us a list of participant-observers from each discipline who would be attending the Zoom Meeting and may want to ask questions towards the end of the talk. List of participants may kindly be sent to [email protected] . The schedule of Webinars is as below:
4 Nov 4 pm | Arts Management – Dr. Arshiya Sethi (Expert on Arts, Management, Education & Activism)
5 Nov 4 pm | Digital Learning Aids in Performing Arts – Dr Parul Shah (Chief Investigator – UGC Swayam, MOOC, e-Pathshala)
6 Nov 6 pm | Artificial Intelligence in Arts –  Padmashri Dr. Utpal Banerjee (Expert on Arts, Science, IT, Management)
9 Nov 4 pm | Writing Dance History through Books – Padmashri Dr. Sunil Kothari (Writer, Expert on Arts, Literature, History)
11 Nov 4 pm | Institutionalised Theatre Studies – Amit Banerjee, Vidyanidhi Vanarase, Piyal Bhattacharya

On the onset of the festival of lights Diwali, we present an Online Fun-filled creative workshop for Kids titled NRITYA-GATHA on 7-8 Nov 5-7 pm (through Zoom) for which a special concession is being given to kids from MGM family. Those interested may contact Shri Anup at MAHAGAMI Office (9372093189).
 (Minimum age 5 years – no background required)
Here is the promotional video that gives a glimpse of the forthcoming workshop – https://youtu.be/MCBb0eyr5m8
Support Arts : Support Artists

Janaaya, meaning ‘for the people’ has been one of our initiatives at MAHAGAMI right from inception. Engaging various sections of society with the message and journey of arts, imparting arts eucation to the deprived, facilitating healing/experiential sessions for the differently abled and supporting arts and artists have been the focal points of our initiatives. With the lockdown, lakhs of artists are financially impacted and so in our own humble way, we are working towards creating a sustainable ecosystem for them. In this direction, the fee collected through this workshop will also be diverted to supporting needy artists / students. Also a counselling center to help artists in distress is being created at Mahagami. 

Dear Art lovers
We are happy to organise a 5-day Online Theatre Workshop under ‘RANGAAYAN’ series with the leading Natya expert Piyal Bhattacharya from 16 to 20 July 2020, 6-8 pm IST. The workshop is conceived as an opportunity to share some information about the Natyashastric tradition of Indian Theatre, its salient features and to learn and experience this profound system of Purvaranga, Vaachik Abhinaya (dialogue, speech, song, narration), Movement-expressions and the holistic system of sanctification of Rangamanch (performance space), creation through body, speech, metaphors and symbols. Through a series of workshops, we seek to create and present a Theatrical presentation with the participants. 
All theatre enthusiasts, actors, dancers and creative learners are welcome to join. We are happy to announce that a Certificate Programme in Theatre Arts affiliated to MGM University will be introduced very soon.
Here are the topics that will be covered during the workshop:
Āngika & Vāchika Abhinaya | Enactment through movement & speech

Understanding ‘Natya’, Drama, Theatre | Movements as tools of Enactment | Voice Modulation | Narrating a passage |
Understanding Abhinaya |

 

Important Links:
Video ReleaseFacebook Page @MahagamiUniverse Instagram @MahagamiGurukul 
Technical details:
Online sessions will be through an interactive Online platform – Zoom.
Links of the sessions will be sent through WhatsApp / Email

How to Register:
Participants can fill an online Registration Form . 
Last date of Registration is 15 July 2020.
Essentials for the Workshop
1. A Computer with webcamera, mic etc or a smart phone/ipad/laptop or any competent device that supports online options along with internet facility. Please mention your device in the Registration form. 
2. Notebook, pen
3. Comfortable Indian outfit

The aim of these experiential sessions is not to offer a substitute of the personalised Gurukul Training, but to converge our imaginative faculties towards reviving the lost connect with the origin of all streams and with the sole inspiration of all creative journeys – Mother Nature ! We hope to welcome all to the green, serene and ethereal campus of MAHAGAMI GURUKUL soon post-lockdown when we can together relive the creative and artistic moments more organically. Till then, let us keep the breath of arts elevate our spirits virtually !
Stay Safe ! Stay at Home !
Sarve Santu Niraamayaa !

Please call 9372093189 for details and Registration.
WhatsApp 7083652636
Email : [email protected]

Looking forward to your enthusiastic participation.
Team MAHAGAMI
www.mahagami.org
Facebook Link : Mahagami Gurukul

Facebook Live | Talk on Emotional Balance for learners & educators | 15 July 5.30 pm

 

Namo Namah
Thanks for the overwhelming response of the previous session of facebook live on Emotional wellness and immunity which reached more 75,000 viewers across the world. In line with our ongoing efforts to keep the entire community of learners, educators, creators and people from all walks of life positive and calm in these turbulent times,we are happy to announce the next session under our series ‘Sarve Santu Niramaya’. 

A Talk on Psychological / Emotional balance and crisis management for learners, educators & artists is being arranged on 15 July 2020, 5.30 pm IST through Facebook Live on FB Page – Mahagami University Programmes @MahagamiUniverse – https://www.facebook.com/MahagamiUniverse/  
Please join us in an informal, engaging and educative talk by Dr. Nadkarni in conversation with Parwati Dutta, Director & Dean – Mahagami Gurukul.

We are in the process of creating a helpline for people in distress, a creative hub for new-age educators that will facilitate and share enriching content for learners of various streams and backgrounds and also for the professionals. It is time to be responsive to the situation, to be reflective, to be creative and to be empathetic.
 
Sharing the link of Calendar 2020 designed by MAHAGAMI Design which celebrates 11 editions of our unique initiative Śārṅgadeva Samaroh. Please download your copy here – Mahagami Calendar 2020 

Important Links:
Video Release Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZuST3s5VNw
Facebook @MahagamiUniverse | Instagram @MahagamiGurukul
Technical details:
Online sessions will be through an interactive Online platform – Zoom.
Links of the sessions will be sent through WhatsApp / Email

Khaṁ
Kha, meaning sky, or space, with anusāvara – the pure nasal ending, signifying realization, is explained as the transcendental wisdom of emptiness. This is the wisdom of Prajña, the queen of the light herself.

Stay Safe ! Stay at Home !
Sarve Santu Niraamayaa !

Please call 9372093189 for details and Registration.
WhatsApp 7083652636
Email : [email protected]

Looking forward to your enthusiastic participation.
Team MAHAGAMI
www.mahagami.org
Facebook Link : Mahagami Gurukul

Workshop on Facial Expressions
Under ‘Khaṁ’ series of workshops on Mukhājabhinaya (facial expressions)
conducted by eminent Kudiyattam Guru Shri G. Venu
(Mentor of actors & dancers, associated with many institutes including National School of Drama)
7 to 9 July 2020, 5-7 pm IST

Online through Zoom

With an aim to facilitate enriching journeys for learners, artists and aspirants; Khaṁ series of workshops seek to revisit the importance of Mukhājabhinaya. While adapting to the digital mediums of sharing knowledge, one is again reminded of the value of facial expressions always emphasised in traditional art forms. We bring a series of workshops under eminent masters with an aim to evoke the power and potential of abhinaya, and also to revive the healing effect of art forms. The first workshop under Guru G. Venu will focus on Exploration of Nava-Rasa through intense instructional sessions on facial expressions.

In continuation to our initiatives to keep the learners and artists engaged during the lockdown period and adaptation to the ‘New Normal’, we are happy to organise the first workshop under ‘Khaṁ’ series of workshops on Mukhājabhinaya(facial expressions). The 3-day Online Workshop under ‘Khaṁ’ with eminent Kudiyattam Guru Shri G. Venu will be from 7 to 9 July 2020, 5-7 pm IST. Shri Venu is one of the leading Gurus of the most ancient surviving theatre tradition Kudiyattam which finds mention in the UNIESCO list of intangible traditions. He has been mentoring and teaching many dancers and actors since more than 4 decades and has been a senior faculty at National School of Drama and various arts organisations.

The workshop is open for all enthusiasts interested in improving their acting and expression skills. Please register online by submitting the Online form.

Rangāyana – Series of workshops on Natyashastric Theatre
First Workshop – PURVARANGA
26-30 June 2020 | 6-8 pm IST (ONLINE)

Conducted by Piyal Bhattacharya
Eminent Theatre & Natya Expert and Guru, faculty at National School of Drama
The workshop is conceived as an opportunity to share some information about the Natyashastric tradition of Indian Theatre, its salient features and to learn and experience this profound system of Purvaranga, Vaachik Abhinaya (dialogue, speech, song, narration), Movement-expressions and the holistic system of sanctification of Rangamanch (performance space), creation through body, speech, metaphors and symbols. Through a series of workshops, we seek to create and present a Theatrical presentation with the participants. The first workshop will focus on the concepts, exploratory passages on ‘Purvaranga’ and introduction to the Natyashstric system of Indian Theatre as described in Bharat Muni’s Natyashastra written 2500 years ago. All theatre enthusiasts, actors, dancers and creative learners are welcome to join. We are happy to announce that the Certificate Programme in Indian Theatre Arts affiliated to MGM University will be introduced very soon.

 

Topics:

Purvaranga of Natyashastra
Meaning of ‘Natya’ & “Shastra’
Value of rituals in Indian art forms
Difference between Theare & Natya
Learning the techniques of preparedness for a presentation

Open to all actors, artists, students of drama, dance
LIMITED SEATS | APPLY NOW 

Technical details:
Online sessions will be through an interactive Online platform – Zoom.
Links of the sessions will be sent through WhatsApp / Email

How to Register:
Participants can fill an online Registration Form  and submit. 
Last date of Registration is 25 June 2020.
Please call 9372093189 for details and Registration.
WhatsApp 7083652636
Email : [email protected]

University / Gurukul Admissions
Learners seeking Admission in the University programme in Indian Theatre Arts offered by Mahagami Gurukul under MGM University can enroll for this workshop. Such Participants will be exempted from attending future audition workshop of MGM University Performing Arts Diploma programmes for forthcoming Academic session.

Essentials for the Workshop
1. A Computer with webcamera, mic etc or a smart phone/ipad/laptop or any competent device that supports online options along with internet facility. Please mention your device in the Registration form. 

2. Notebook, pen
3. Comfortable Indian outfit
Important Links:

ANAHATA | Dhrupad workshop by Pandit Uday Bhawalkar

8-10 June 2020, 6-8 pm IST | ONLINE Through Zoom

Registration can be done through Online form :

https://forms.gle/zz5GiPRvUjMv9SmLA

For more information,

Email : [email protected] ; WhatsApp 7083652636

MAHAGAMI GURUKUL CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS will soon launch Certificate & Diploma Programmes in Dhrupad (Music) under MGM University.
Please drop your enquiries to [email protected]

Odissi Workshop by Parwati Dutta | 13-14 June 2020 | 6-8 pm IST

ONLINE Through Zoom

The workshop is Free for applicants of University programmes in Odissi (Certificate, Diploma, Degree).

Applicants will get an introduction to Odissi dance and will also get an opportunity to interact and know about further learning.

Interview/Audition will be conducted for the participants on second day. Selected applicants can proceed with Admission procedure.

MAHAGAMI GURUKUL CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS has started Admissions in Certificate, Diploma & Degree (BPA) programme in Kathak and Odissi Dance. This workshop will facilitate an orientation, introductory training and consultation for the dance aspirant. Short Term courses in Theatre Arts and Arts appreciation and Certificate/Diploma in Dhrupad has also been introduced for the music aspirants.

For more details about enrolment, please feel free to contact:
Email : [email protected]
Call / WhatsApp : 9372093189
Facebook page : Mahagami University Programmes
Instagram : Mahagami Gurukul
Blog : MAHAGAMI DISCOURSES
Website : www.mahagami.org

Kathak Workshop by Parwati Dutta | 20-21 June 2020 | 6-8 pm IST

ONLINE Through Zoom

The workshop is Free for applicants of University programmes in Kathak (Certificate, Diploma, Degree).

Applicants will get an introduction to Kathak dance and will also get an opportunity to interact and know about further learning.

Interview/Audition will be conducted for the participants on second day. Selected applicants can proceed with Admission procedure.