An online dance outreach program for children aimed at building exposure towards the different dance forms through specially curated sessions covering various topics related to Indian folk and classical dance.
Mohiniattam Online Lecture Demonstration by Priyadarshini Ghosh
Schools: Sundarbai Marathe School, Pune & Camp Education High School, Pune
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Session is supported by Godrej Agrovet
Priyadarshini Ghosh is an accomplished Indian classical and contemporary dancer, choreographer, and a dance scholar.
Initiated into dance at the Children’s Little Theatre, her early training was with Sri Balkrishna Menon in Guru Gopinath style and trained in both Bharatha Natyam and Mohini Attam with Thankamani Kutty. She specialized in Mohini Attam with Kalamandalam Kalyani Kutty Amma and had intensive training in Abhinaya with Smt Kalanidhi Narayan. Trained in Seraikella Chhau, with Shashadhar Acharya, she is also proficient in Yoga.
Priyadarshini holds an M.A. in Dance, and has registered for PhD. She received the Nehru Fulbright Fellowship 2015-16, teaching at Brown University, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies as a visiting faculty. She has completed a Senior Fellowship on Dance as Yoga under the Ministry of Culture and is NET qualified. Currently is a guest lecturer at the Bharata College of Fine Arts & Culture.
Her research focus is the mindful and contemplative aspects of performance, a system of Yoga, evaluating Kudiyattam and Mohiniyattam and has ongoing training and interaction with Ammanur Rajaneesh Chakyar, understanding and evaluating the basic principles of Kudiyattam. Her work has also been presented as lectures, seminars, workshops and been published in Kalakalpa Journal of the Arts, IGNCA.
Awarded with the Sringar Mani, Priyadarshini has also been International Choreographer in Residence at the American Dance Festival at Duke University.
She performs and lectures actively in many prestigious venues and festivals both as a soloist and also with the repertory Natyanova as the joint Director.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.