Gauri Diwakar’s elegant, graceful moves, striking facial expressions, along with her powerful presence on the stage, leaves her audiences spellbound. A Kathak dancer par excellence, Gauri has been recipient of many prestigious awards. In 2008 she was awarded ’Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar’ by the Sangeet Natak Akademi- India’s national academy for music , dance and drama. Other recognitions include Jaydev Pratibha Puraskar” ( 2015) and Sringar Mani award (2002).
A versatile, energetic performer, Gauri has created a niche for herself and is a regular across several national and international dance festivals. An ‘A’ Grade artist with the national broadcaster Doordarshan, she is credited with a number of noted solo performances. She is also an empanelled artist with Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
She will be performing “Hari Ho…Gati Meri” (Let my salvation be in the Supreme) is a statement of “You”. It is a search for salvation, for truth and for beauty.
It is sourced from the lines of poet Sayyad Mubarak Ali Bilgrami. A Muslim by faith, his poetry reflected his love for Krishna.