Zhang Jun (1933-2012) has enlivened ages of Chinese and Indians with her determined enthusiasm to learn Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi and make them famous in China.
Beijing: The India-China gratings assumed a lower priority for some time here as an enormous number of Chinese ran to a sparkling demonstration of Indian traditional dance exhibitions to honor Zhang Jun, China’s unbelievable artist of Bharatanatyam, Kathak, and Odissi.
Worn out on COVID lockdowns and different limitations in Beijing, more than 300 Chinese aficionados of Zhang swarmed the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) hall on Friday night to watch authentic exhibitions from youthful Chinese youngsters as well as profoundly capable experts who dedicated their lives rehearsing and performing Indian old-style dance structures in this country.
It was a blessing from heaven for Jin Shan, Zhang’s enthusiastic understudy and generally acclaimed Bharatanatyam artist both in India and China who took to her Guru’s strides and given her life in promoting the Indian traditional fine art.
The crowd incorporated India’s Ambassador to China Pradeep Kumar Rawat and previous Vice Minister of Finance of China and President of AIIB Jin Liqun who cheered the fastidiously performed moves to the traditional Tamil and Hindi music.
Zhang Jun (1933-2012) has motivated ages of Chinese and Indians with her persevering enthusiasm to learn Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Odissi and make them famous in China.
Empowered by the then Chinese chief Zhu Enlai at the level of India-China bonhomie, she originally visited India in the mid 1950s during which she was dazzled by the Indian dance and works of art.
Excepting Mao Zedong’s terrible Cultural Revolution (1966-76) during which a huge number of scholarly people were oppressed, she headed out to India seven additional times, dominating the dance structures concentrating on under maestros like Birju Maharaj, Uday Shankar and later at the Kalakshetra, a venerated establishment of Bharatanatyam in then Madras, presently Chennai.
She later assisted with shaping China’s renowned dance companies, the Oriental Song and Dance Ensemble, which helped any semblance of Jin Shan to go through thorough preparation to arise as experts.
Brought into the world in the group of learned people in Qichuan in China’s Hubei territory in 1933, she was hitched to Wei Jun, a director of traditional Chinese symphonies.
She was determined to have disease in 1996 and died in 2012, plunging her understudies and admirers in profound distress.
She needed to bring the magnificence of the Indian dance to additional individuals. I trust that she will keep on getting a charge out of, on the opposite side of paradise, the delight and magnificence that Indian dance has brought to her, Zhang’s child Han Xiao Xia said while discussing her in an extraordinary narrative of life and seasons of his mom, which was screened at Friday’s show.
I recollect when I was youthful, my mom used to go to India, she went there a few times more than quite a while. At the point when she returned, the house would become beautiful. The house was loaded with Indian music consistently. Occasionally, there were companions who might stay with her, he said.