Contributed By: Shivali Pande
SPIC MACAY – IIM Bangalore Chapter is a student organization established for promoting Indian classical art forms among students. Bangalore is a melting pot of various Indian cultures and students at IIMB come from diverse cultural backgrounds. It is our endeavor to enrich their understanding of India’s cultural diversity in classical art forms by organizing music and dance concerts (Virasat) during the year where stalwarts of each discipline perform and interact with students and the audience.
Our flagship event – Yamini, aptly titled ‘the incredible night’ is held on the eve of Republic day and has been a tradition for the last 16 years. It is one of the most sought-after events by music and dance connoisseurs in Bangalore. Yamini, set in the lush green open-air theatre of our campus, is a confluence of various Indian music and dance forms and consists of back-to-back performances by renowned artists from all over the country.
This year, the campus was graced by the presence of ‘Bayanacharya’ Shri Ghanakanta Bora Muktiyar: one of the most eminent exponents and gurus of Sattriya dance; Dr. Trichy Sankaran one of the foremost virtuosos of the mridangam; Lalgudi Siblings: The illustrious violin duo; Trichur Brothers: The melodious duo heralding Carnatic music; Manjusha Kulkarni-Patil: The songstress from Gwalior Gharana of Hindustani Classical; Debasish Bhattacharya: The renowned Sarod player.
The artists kept the audience spellbound with all the performances from dusk till dawn. Continuing the trend, the classical extravaganza saw a footfall of over 3000 people from across Bengaluru this year.
Shivali is a student of PGP 2018-2020 batch of IIM Bangalore and a member of SPIC MACAY – IIM Bangalore Chapter.