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.
Kathak Lecture Demonstration by Gauri Diwakar
School- Vikhroli Vidyalaya, Mumbai
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Gauri Diwakar is an acclaimed Kathak dancer and choreographer based in New Delhi, India. Gauri was trained by eminent Gurus Ms. Sumita Chowdhary, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Shri JaiKishan Maharaj, and Ms. Aditi Mangaldas. Gauri’s recent production Hari Ho… Gati Meri
(Let my Salvation be in You) was showcased at Sadler Wells in Darbar Festival, Sydney Dance Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival apart from many performances in India.
Her major productions include Samratri – The Night of Divine Union, Dancing Emptiness & Mugdha- Celebration of Beauty & Womanhood. Her contribution as a Kathak Expert in a theatrical adaptation of Mughal-E-Azam is being widely appreciated. Gauri forms part of the teaching team at Akram Khan Company’s Intensive program teaching Kathak technique.
In recognition of her work, she has been awarded a Senior fellowship by Kalavaahini Trust, Chennai in 2019. While in the year 2008 she was awarded ‘”Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar’ by India’s premier Cultural body Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.