Samarpan Classical Dance Ensemble 
performs for 60th year celebrations of Indian Independence in Dubai 
January 29, 2008 

Bharatanatyam dancer Tripti Bhupen brought Samarpan Classical Dance Ensemble, a blend of different Classical dance traditions together three years back. The group comprises of professional performers and they regularly feature at the World Dance Day celebrations in Dubai. 

Left to right - Rajashree, Farah, Annapoorna, Namitha & Tripti
The Ensemble was invited to perform for the 60th Anniversary celebrations of the Indian Independence at the Indian Consulate, Dubai, on the 4th of January 2008. The evening was organized under the banner of Consulate General of India, Dubai.  The group comprises of dance professionals devoted to different forms of Indian classical dances. A fusion of five different dance styles i.e. Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam, and Kathak was the highlight of this performance. Besides performing to the traditional dance music, artistes came together and performed two pieces directed by Tripti Bhupen to a blend of contemporary music.
The performance commenced with Ganapati Stuti in praise of Vinayaka performed by all the artistes representing various classical dance traditions. This was followed by Batu Nritya in Odissi. Keertanams were presented in Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniattam styles. As an experiment, a Bhajan was presented in a blend of three different dance styles i.e. Odissi, Kathak and Bharatanatyam. This was followed by Kathak, the classical dance from the Northern India. The performance concluded with Ritu-rang, the colours of seasons where all the dance styles came together to celebrate the beauty of different seasons. The dance choreography here drew a parallel between changing seasons and human emotions. The choreography was inspired by both classical and folk dance movements.
Performers with H E Consul General Venu Rajamony and other dignitaries
The artistes who performed were Tripti Bhupen, Annapoorna Murali and Rekha Sanu (Bharatanatyam), Sasi Kottakal (Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi), Rajashree (Kuchipudi), Kundan Mukherjee (Odissi), Namitha Giridharan (Mohiniattam), Farah Shams, Neelanchana Shobhakumar and Arjun Lal (Kathak).