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.
Kuchipudi Lecture Demonstration by Ayana Mukherjee & Chhau Lecture Demonstration by Prashant Kalia
Schools: Adarsh Hindi High School, Kolkata & Sanskrit Collegiate School, Kolkata
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Ayana Mukherjee is a Kuchipudi Exponent and a disciple of Padmashree Guru Jayarama Rao and Vanashree Rao. She started her dance carrier at the age of 16years and completed my Pre-Degree & Degree in Kuchipudi from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. She underwent the training in Kuchipudi under the able guidance of Padmabhushan Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam, the doyen of Kuchipudi dance at Kuchipudi Art Academy, Chennai from the year 2006 to 2008 and since, has been under the tutelage Kuchipudi maestro Padmashree Guru Jayarama Rao & Vanashre Rao, one of the most renowned dancer couple of Kuchipudi. She has performed with the troupe of Kuchipudi Art Academy at several places like Tirupati Temple Festival, Krishna Gansabha Chennai, and The Music Academy Chennai and has done lead roles in famous Kuchipudi ballets like Rukmini Kalyanam, Krishna Parijatam, Gopika Krishna choreographed by Dr. Vempati Chinnasatyam.
Prashant Kalia A Multifaceted performer, learnt Mayurbhanj Chhau and contemporary dance under the guidance of Guru Santosh Nair. Prashant is known for his perfect postures, movements and natural grace . He has extensively performed and conducted workshops in many countries like Russia, Norway, Sweden etc.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.