Sujatha ….. a great Dancer, a wonderful Cook, a lovely host and even more an amazing human being. We had a nice time and memorable Dinner at her residence in Geneva, Switzerland. Her beautiful home with lovely antiques was warm and welcoming. The dance studio …… divine. On the whole, a great family and thank you so much, Sujatha Venkatesh, Venkatesh and Govind, for this unforgettable experience….love Mahiraa & Pasha
Graceful Nrutta, remarkable Abhinaya captured the audience heart by Maansa…
Ranga Pravesha by the disciple of Dr Raksha Jayaram with a full house on 17th November 2019 at Satya Sai Samskruta Sadanam, Hosur Road, Bangalore. Maanasa’s took the audience to a very relaxed mood. No stage fear, getting deep into the mood in every composition she performed. The dignitaries present Dr Shagopan-Director IIIT, Ambi Subramanyam, Dr Shalva Pillai Iyengar, Mr Riad Mahmood, Mrs.Sameena Mahmood. I was happy to see some of my favourite compositions. Kanakadasa’s Namamma Sharade in Raga Mohana …Shri Andal’s Thiruppavai -Vaaranam Sairam in Ragmalika, Mysore Vasudevacharya’s Kriti Brochevarevarura in Raga Khamas, Jayaseva’s Astapadi ’Chandana Charchita, I admired Maanasa’s parents Shri Nanjunda Smt.Madhavi for encouraging and giving immense support for Maanasa. Guru Dr Raksha Jayaram, I must appreciate your dedicated effort in teaching Maanasa, I was so happy that you kept the traditional teaching what you learnt from your Guru’s without getting the influence of other styles. Guru Raksha, you will go long way and I pray almighty to give you all the success in your endeavours. My friends and musicians who give life to the Ranga Pravesha are Vidwan Balasubramanya Sharma, Viswan Janardhana Rao, Vidwan Prasanna, Vidwan Mahesh, Vidwan Gopal Venkataraman on veena must be appreciated. Special rendition of Ramanuja by Balasubramanya Sharma in Mangalam got my tears. Thank you and Bless Dr Raksha for inviting me as Chief Guest for the evening.#Balasubramanyasharma#Janardhanrao#DVprasanna#Gopalvenkataramana#Maheshaswamy#ShalvapilleIyengar#ProfSadagopan#Maanasa#syedsallauddinpasha#abilityunlimited
It was a meaningful evening, with “Syed Sallauddin Pasha”. Natyaguru is an international celebrity who has awakened the spirit of divinity. It is a thrilling show that features special dance forms like “Ramayana” “Mahabharata” “Shiva Tandava” “Sufi” on wheelchairs. His disciple accomplished the Guinness record “63 Spins in one minute on wheelchair”.
In Syed sallauddin Pasha association with them, his achievement up to this point became the introduction of further work to be done, awarded national accolades.
There are living examples of miracles that changed their lives by eliminating the inferiority of diviners, infusing them with mental and physical strength, and removing the evils of some. Special thanks to our Madame Metikurke Ramaswamy Kamala who made the opportunity to spend some time with such achievers in their meaningful “talk-story” program. May he inspire such further achievers Surrender… Metikurke Ramaswamy Kamala
25,000 people applauding…Standing ovation for each performance… Coverage by all leading newspapers… Syed Sallauddin Pasha. It was a life-transforming show for the audience which instantly created a positive attitude towards the Differently Abled community at Nagpur’s ‘Khasdar Mahotsav’.
‘Seeing is believing’ as Syed Pasha believes firmly, people who watched the shows were deeply touched with the professional Standard performance by both physically challenged and hearing impaired artists. Choreographed and Directed by Syed Sallauddin Pasha. Project Coordination by Mahiraa Jaan Pasha.Khasdar Mahotsav
Our heartfelt thanks to Honorable Minister Nitin Gadkari – Minister for Transport Government of India and our dearest friend Nishant Gandhi.
Salaam Music Village Festival the Islamic world by Syed Sallauddin Pasha.
Now in its 21st year, The Salaam Music Village Festival will have a mixture of the UK and international Islamic artists performing over a course of 17 days. Syed Sallauddin Pasha
Salaam, which means peace in Arabic sums up the ethos of the festival. The event hopes to highlight the key examples of peaceful co-existence between Muslims and followers of other faiths.Salaam Music Village Festival
There will be storytellers, speakers and workshop leaders, as well as open-air festival weekends in Kew Gardens (1st and 2nd of July) and Regents Park (8th and 9th of July). In addition to this, the festival will be running evening concerts at 16 venues around London.
There are participating artists from all over the world, from:
Bosnia: Sultan Mehmet Fatih Sufi group from Sarajevo
China: Dolan Muqam Uyghur ensemble from Xinjiang
Egypt: Sheikh Yaseen el Tuhamy, a Sufi singer from Assyut
India: Syed Sallauddin Pasha, Kathak dance
Indonesia: Rafly & Kande from Aceh & Ubiet from Jakarta
Iraq: Angam al-Rafidain traditional music ensemble from Baghdad
Kenya: Zein L¹Abdin, Taarab music from Mombasa
Morocco: Aissawa Sufi Brotherhood of Said Guissi from Fes
Pakistan: Mehr Ali & Sher Ali, Qawaali from Faisalabad
Turkey Latif Bolat, Sufi instrumental
Yemen: Fanun al Yemen ensemble from Sana¹a
United Kingdom: 9 ensembles from London¹s Muslim communities: Fantazia
(UK/Algeria); Yusuf Mahmood (Afghanistan); Ameer Khan (Pakistan); Nara (Syria); Sabari (Senegal); Al Hurriya (Palestine); Arash Moradi & Fariborz Kiani (Iran); Haleshla (Morocco); Forever Haqqani (Sudan)
Salaam Music Village Festival
Nourishing most remarkable Sufi Collaborative work with ‘DOLAN MUQAM UYGHAUR from Xinjiang,- CHINA’, Latif Bolat Sufi Musician from Turkey, Bosnian Musicians, Yaseen, Tuhamy from Egypt and much more. . it was a celebrating of arts and culture from the Islamic world.
More than 50,000 people attended the festival, with the audience from Muslim and non-Muslims from all walks of life and all ages. Local, National and International media coverage spread awareness’ of the festival fo millions more across the world. It was a proud movement for Syed Sallauddin Pasha – Official Festival Artist, giving excellent performance throughout the festival. 75 musicians and dancers from around the Islamic World visited Britain for the festival, a worldwide celebration of great culture.
Artistes came from Bosnia, Egypt, China, India, Iraq, Kenya, Morocco, Pakistan, Turkey and Yemen. Festival Included public concerts, talks, exhibitions and events at 16 Venues across London over 17 days.
Syed Sallauddin Pasha, Kids to stage ‘Ramayana on wheels’
Bal Kalyan Sanstha, in collaboration with Ability Unlimited Foundation, New Delhi, will perform ‘Ramayana on wheels’ on the premises of Bal Kalyan Sanstha on Sunday. The show will be executed under the leadership of Syed Sallauddin Pasha, who has dedicated his life in bringing smiles to these innocent souls. He has pioneered Indian therapeutic theatre in the past 25 years. Ramayana on Wheels
About 200 differently-abled children will perform in open air. The show will include 18 scenes and more than 60 characters of the great epic.
“I had seen a similar show in Delhi during a visit. We wanted to create the same magic in Maharashtra. We are practicing for this show since March and we started preparing for the costumes and jewellery two months ago. Everything, from costumes to decorative items, is done by our students and staff,” said manager of Bal Kalyan Sanstha, Minetta Paatil.
There are 16 special schools from the city who are participating in this mega show. Ayodhya School in Wanavdi, Red Cross school, Kamayani School for Handicapped in Nigdi, Poona Blind School in Koregaon Park are some of the schools whose children will showcase their acting skills. Ramayana on Wheels
“We wish to change the apathetic attitude of society towards the disabled and view them in a new light. Many of our students will be able to find work after this exercise, which will establish them on par with other mainstream individuals of their age,” added Paatil.
Every year, Bal Kalyan Sanstha conceives special programmes on December 3 as part of ‘World Disabled Day’ to sensitise and educate people at large about various issues concerning the disabled. Says Pasha, “I feel these children are not disable. They are just differently-able. Dance and music is a healing tool to bring out the creative skills in them. The moment we think they are disabled, a huge wall is create between us and them.”
Directed and Choreographed by Syed sallauddin Syed Sallauddin Pasha, Language: English Musical
Sita – Syed Ashiq Pasha
Thanks for the support of Organisers and Houseful Audience.
Syed S Pasha has promoted dance and movement therapy for people with special needs.
He directed Europe’s biggest therapeutic theater project Ramayana on Wheels with 108 Finnish special children and adults, in collaboration with Espoo, which was performed at International Theater Festival. He has also conducted therapeutic workshops for tsunami victims. He has also orchestrated Durga and Martial Arts on Wheels with 200 differently-abled children and adults.
His dance productions include Bharatanatyam on wheelchairs, Sufi dance on wheelchairs, Yoga on wheelchairs, Bhagawad Gita on wheelchairs, Ramayana On wheels, Rumi On Wheels, Chariots of the Gods, wheelchair on wings.
Syed S Pasha has presented his dance performances at Rastrapati Bhavan for the President of India Pranab Mukherjee. His Miracle On Wheels show for the United Nation Information Centre and Indian Council for UN Relations on 2 May 2015 at FICCI auditorium, New Delhi on the anniversary of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Syed SPasha presented his Miracle on wheel performance for Taj Mahotsav in February, 2015. He has also presented Kathak Dance Performance in conjunction with the exhibition of “Islamic Art of India” on the occasion of the exhibition launching in March, 2002 at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad and for the special performance graced by His Majesty Sirajuddin of Perlis, King of Malaysia.
Dear friends don’t miss India’s first digital dance conference ‘Dr Maya Rao Kathak and Choreography’ Conference: 1-2 May 2020. Anita R Ratnam, Aditi Mangaldas, Shivani Wazir Pasricha, Sneha Kappanna, Lynne Fernandez, Rajive Menon, Sivarajah Natarajan, Shreedevi Deshpande Puri, Syed Sallauddin Pasha
As a child he enacted lead roles in Kannada and Sanskrit plays and Studied Carnatic music from TS Ramamani. He studied Bharatanatyam under late K. P. Kittappa Pillai, Narmada and Padmini Rao and Kathak under late Maya Rao.
Today is our beloved Guru, world-renowned Choreographer, Kathak maestro Dr.Maya Rao Ji’s (May Didi) birthday. On this auspicious occasion, I am happy to share with you all, an article that I wrote, which got published in prestigious #Dance#India monthly.
Maya Didi moved to Jaipur in 1951,in search of Kathak. She also started teaching English at the Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ Public School for next two years. Maya Didi then moved to Sri Lanka and studied Kandyan dance with legendary dancer, Chitrasena. Subsequently, in 1955, she received the prestigious Government of India scholarship and trained under noted Guru, Shambhu Maharaj of the Lucknow Gharana at the Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi. Maya Didi was the first student of the Kendra and Pt Shambhu Maharaj was the first Guru. She was the only student he ever danced with in all his life. In 1960, she was selected for the USSR Cultural Scholarship in Choreography to study for her Master’s in Choreography. Upon her return from Russia in 1964, with the help of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, then Vice Chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi, she started the Natya Institute of Choreography in Delhi under the aegis of the Bharatiya Natya Sangh.
Thereafter, Maya Didi was based in Delhi for several years before she moved NIKC to Bangalore on invitation from the then Chief Minister Ramakrishna Hegde, which opened on 12 July 1987. Already known for her abhinaya anga, she has to her credit several notable dance ballets production, such as Venkateshwara Vilasam, Kathak through the Ages, Art and Life, Surdas, Barsha Mangal, Tarana, Ramayana Darshanam, Hoysala Vaibhava, The Vision of Amir Khusrau, Tulsi Ke Ram, and Urubhanga by Bhasa, besides Krishnadevaraya, Vijayanagara Vaibhava, Masti Venkatesha Iyengar‘s Kaamana Billu and works of noted Kannada writer Kuvempu.
She became the chairperson of Karnataka Sangeet Nritya Academy, state academy for music and dance, and during her tenure from 1987 to 1990, she started National Performing Arts Festivals at heritage monuments of the state, like Somanathapura, Pattadakal and Halebidu. She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Creative dance/Choreography, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama in 1989. She was awarded Rajyotsava Award, second highest civilian honour of the Karnataka state in 1986, and the Shantala Award for the year 1999, by Government of Karnataka. In 2013, she received the ‘Tagore Ratna’ award, given Sangeet Natak Akademi, also in the same year she received the lifetime achievement award for her contribution to dance and choreography at the Epic Women conference. Over the years, she has trained over 3,000 students, notably, Nirupama Rajendra, Syed Sallauddin Pasha, Satya Narayana Charka, Shambhu Hegde, Shivananda Hegde, and Nandini Mehta.
It is time to arise and awake! to upkeep your mental and physical health. Don’t give up, Dancing is one of the greatest exercises in the world which keeps you healthy. Guru Syed Sallauddin Pasha will be conducting the first round of online ‘Therapeutic Dance Theatre’ training on wheelchairs for Differently-Abled people from 22nd July to 25th August 2020.
Since the start of the lockdown, Guruji Pasha has been conducting ‘Dancing Wheels’ workshops for his differently-abled disciples which have been very successful and effective. People with disabilities, who are confined within four walls without proper exercise will restrict their movements. The psychotherapeutic use of innovative movement and dance will support the intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body. It energizes each microcosmic cell of the human body.
Guru Pasha has successfully trained hundreds of students with various disabilities in India and across the world. He is known for his therapeutic dance theatre productions viz. Bharatanatyam On Wheels, Sufi Dance on Wheels, Yoga on Wheels, Bhagawad Gita on Wheels, Ramayana On Wheels to mention a few. He is the recipient of the National Award from the President of India for three decades of empowering persons with disabilities and has been honoured at the House of Commons, Canada.
Pasha’s online ‘Therapeutic Dance Theatre’ training helps differently-abled individuals to achieve cognitive, emotional, physical and social integration. The lockdown is only for the external world and not for the internal spirit. It’s time to look deep into our inner world and develop our innermost strength….it is unlimited…….
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for online wheelchair ‘Therapeutic Dance Theatre’ training. Last date of registration 20th July 2020.