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Vasudha Singh has learned Kathak from Dr. Ulka Singh of Abhinav Kala Kendra in India. She has a Visharad in Kathak and is passionate about the art form. She has given Kathak performances in Gainesville, Tampa, Houston, Austin, Barsanadham temple and College Station. She and her students have performed in variuos festivals like India Fest, Asia Fest, and Celebration of Festivals.
Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Kathak 'The feet may learn the steps, but only the spirit can dance...'. We understand the expertise and discipline required to learn dance and are committed to providing programmes that enable students to reach their full potential within a stimulating dance environment. Bring with you a passion for dance, a willingness to learn and a determination to succeed and we can promise you a richly rewarding experience. Regular group and private classes at various locations in London.
Born of a distinguished family with a rich cultural heritage, Indrayanee Mukherjee is the first Ganda Bandh shahgird of Uma Dogra, who is one of the most dedicated artistes, widely respected for her laudable commitment and a torchbearer of the Jaipur Gharana. Indrayanee started training under her Guru ma in the year 1993 and the journey still goes on, bringing forth newer dimensions of understanding and growing up. The journey for her has been as important as has been her quest to understand and admire her mentor afresh every day. Smt. Uma Dogra’s training reflects in her disciples through the affection and voice she empowers her disciples with. This is the language that speaks through the nuances of Indrayanees’ soft, subtle, lyrical dance and Powerful Abhinaya. A Sociology graduate from St. Xaviers’ college Mumbai, Indrayanee went ahead to seek a further diploma in the craft of film making from Xaviers Institute of communication Mumbai. She there after joined the reputed company of Writer – Director Ravi Rai. This association led her to becoming an independent Director.
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Odissi Traditional Music – Vocalist based in Indian Classical Music, Academic/Professional activities, Music Composer and Vocal support Artist he is Director research scholar in Indian Traditional Music. He is also chief Examiner for annual examination of Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh.
Bijayini Satpathy's life has been focussed on Odissi dance from her childhood. She began her training when she was seven years old, at the Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneshwar. Her first Gurus were Guru Gangadhar Pradhan and Guru Kanduri Charan Behara. With each passing year, even as her training progressed, her thirst for knowledge grew sharper and she began to search for more. This quest brought her to Nrityagram in 1993. Bijayini flourished in the fertile soil of Nrityagram under the guidance of Protima Gauri and in collaboration with Surupa Sen. The intense concentration on dance and the involvement with other practitioners of performance arts, that the system in Nrityagram fosters, gave her the perfect environment in which to grow. Her skill in Abhinaya was polished by Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan and creative dance and choreography mastered under the guidance of Ranjabati Sircar and Mahesh Mahbubani. Renowned dancers and choreographers, from all over the world, have given a new dimension to her traditional foundation. She has also trained in martial art forms like Chhau, Kalaripayattu and Aikido.
A little plaque that hangs on my wall says, “The Gods danced the day you were born.” Somebody gave it to Gaurima a long time ago. I took it from her room after she went away. That is how I always remember her! Dancing Odissi. With the Gods. A perfect sculpture coming alive. At once, sensuous and sensual. Riveting in performance, she danced as if that was all she was meant to do and as if she was the most beautiful woman alive. A perfect performer, she was in her life and on the stage much the same. Always the centre of attraction. People gathered around her to be touched by her warmth, her laughter, her passion and her beauty. An extraordinary person, you knew instantly when you met her that here was someone you could trust implicitly and depend on to keep her end of the bargain. Her friends, her students, her Gurus, if they were honest would not disagree, that she was the best friend you could have. To me, she was the most fascinating individual I have ever met. My Gaurima. The single most important influence in my adult life.
Surupa Sen can become a warrior, a deer, a God. Her painted hands can tell a story that is 2000 years old. With the sensuous movements of her body, she can portray power, vulnerability and love. With her eyes she can show joy and fear and tragedy. All in the course of a performance. Surupa was born to dance. She trained to be an Odissi dancer under the legendary Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra and Protima Gauri, the founder of Nrityagram. Her skill in Abhinaya has been polished by Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan. Interaction and work with renowned dancers and choreographers, from all over the world, have given a new dimension to her traditional foundation. These include Maggi Seitsma & Expressions Dance Company (Australia), Paul Taylor Dance Company II (USA), Mark Morris (USA), Ramli Ibrahim & Sutra Dance Theatre (Malaysia), Rob McWilliams (USA), Isadora Duncan Foundation for Contemporary Dance (USA), Theater der Klaenge (Germany), Wolfgang Hoffman (Germany), etc. She has also trained in martial art forms like Chhau, Kalaripayattu and Aikido. Maggi Sietsma, Ranjabati Sircar and Mahesh Mahbubani taught her choreography and as the recipient of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, she attended the American Dance Festival in the summer of 2000.
Was initiated the art of Gotipua Dance from the tender age of 7 years at Dasabhuja Odissi Gotipua Nrutya parisad Raghurajpur, Puri under the direct supervision of padmasree Guru Maguni Das later he joined at Orissa Dance Academy and Admitted at Utkal Sanjeet Mahavidyalaya, Bhubaneswar and received professional training under the guidance of eminet Guru’s Padmashree Guru Dr.
Gangadhar Pradhan, Smt. Aruna Mohanty, Smy. Snehaprava Samantaray, Bijay Ku. Das, Guru Yodhistir Nayak, Guru Ramesh Ch. Jena, Guru Pabitra Ku. Pradhan, Guru Bijay Ku. Sahoo.
Shri Chandan Thakore, a vibrant personality in classical dance “Bharatnatyam” has taken up dance as his full time career and is actively involved with the activities of Nrityabharti through teaching, performing and choreographing, with the aim of propagating the art of Bharatnatyam in India and Abroad
Trained (1961-78) performer, teacher and choreographer, Mrs. Gayathri Keshavan has performed extensively in India and abroad including in Mysore Dusshera Festival, Arudra Dance Festival, Bangalore, International Science Conference, Hyderabad and at International Summer Academy of Dancing, Cologne; Belgium Dance Festival; International Agricultural Centre, Holland.
Padatik Dance Centre is seriously involved in imparting training in Kathak and encouraging creativity under the supervision of its Director, Smt. Chetna Jalan who is a renowned Kathak exponent. The teaching facility of Padatik Dance Centre is affiliated to Nalanda Dance Research Centre (Mumbai) which runs a diploma course at the centre. The legendary Kathak maestro Pt. Birju Maharaj has been associated with Padatik Dance Centre from 1998 and since then he has been grooming our students by conducting workshops. The legendary guru Padmabhushan Kelucharan Mahapatra who brought Odissi to Kolkata for the first time, had also conducted long workshops at Padatik Dance Centre. "Geet Govindam" in Odissi choreographed by Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra can be considered a classic production of Padatik Dance Centre.
Hailing from a family of musicians, Sivaramakrishna was initiated into music at a very tender age by his father Sri.B.Sudarsana Rao.He took up sitar as a child of 7 under the guidance of Late Pandit Shri. Subba Rao, a reputed sitar and Rudra Veena Vidwan and later on became the disciple of the illustrious and veteran sitarist, late Ustad Ahmed Hussain Khan, who was a flag bearer of the famous Mian Achpal Gharana which has produced some eminent and rare Gems, who set high standards in traditional Hindustani music. This particular ancient Gharana which Siva belongs, has a great lineage of masters like Ustad Bande Ali khan (Beenkar of Indore), Ustad Rahmath Khan Sahib of Dharwar, Ustad Habib Khan Sahib of Gudyani who are exponents of the special techniques of Razhakhani Maseetkhani and senibaj.
Daksha Sheth carved a prestigious reputation for herself in the world of Kathak for 20 years before she began to explore a range of movement idioms and performed with excellence in so many diverse styles. Today, being in the field of dance since 45 years, she draws from her experience in Kathak, Mayurbhanj Chhau, Martial art of Kalaripayattu from Kerala, aerial technique of Mallakhamb to aesthetically combine tradition with Contemporary Dance.
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