Celebrating 50 remarkable years of the NCPA, the Nakshatra Dance Festival is back with some iconic productions presented over the past decade as well as some new works by masters of the form. The festival aims to feature innovative group choreographies. This year brings stellar performances by eminent choreographers such as Ranjana Gauhar & troupe (Odissi), Saswati Sen & troupe (Kathak), C. V. Chandrasekhar & troupe (Bharatanatyam), Rajashree Shirke & troupe (Kathak) and Sharada & Nandini Ganesan & troupe (Bharatanatyam).
Nazakat (Journey of Kathak through the Silver Screen)
by Saswati Sen & Troupe
Presenting Bollywood choreographies of the Kathak legend Birju Maharaj
(Approx. 90 mins)
The silver screen has since its inception drawn on the art of the Kathak dancers and beautifully showcased the delicacy and intricacy of Kathak. Lacchu Maharaj was one such strong influence who choreographed in a number of films during his almost three-decade stay in Mumbai, forever leaving an imprint of the Lucknow ada and andaz of Kathak in the minds and hearts of the viewers. His classic choreographies from landmark movies like Pakeezah and Mughal-E-Azam continue to inspire movie makers and viewers till date. He paved the way for Birju Maharaj to bring to the screen his choreographies that have featured Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone and even Kamal Hassan. Nazakat brings to life this symbiotic expression of Kathak that translates through stage choreographies, the gravitas and beauty of Kathak designed for the silver screen.
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