In the august presence of classical dancers like Kanak Rele, Nilima Azim, Jhelum Paranjape, Darshana Jhaveri, was also renowned Ballroom and Latin dancer guru Sandip Soparrkar. His presence defined that dance is universal. Soparrkar was full of praise for Uma and said “Very few people in this world are like Uma Dogra who give platform to young dancers and do not differentiate between a western dancer and an Indian dancer."
Call it co-incidence that Raindrop held the festival amidst heavy rains in the city but Ravindra Natya Mandir
was house-full with dance lovers and clapping. An overwhelmed Uma Dogra said, “As long as art exists love
and peace will prevail.”
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