Source: The Hindu; Author: Anjana Rajan

Alpana Shukla Vajpeyi’s eyes shine with a secret all on their own. Like those of many trained dancers, they reflect, both on and off the stage, every shade of nature, every thought and spoken word. It is not surprising to hear the seasoned Bhopal-based Kathak exponent exclaim with sadness that children today are deprived, by a hectic lifestyle and television-heavy evenings, of ordinary delights like the sight of a full moon!  On July 28, she will perform compositions unique to this tradition in a programme titled “Varsha Samay” under the aegis of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in Bhopal.

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In praise of a parampara: Alpana Shukla Vajpeyi.