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.
Bharatanatyam Lecture Demonstration by Arupa Lahiry & Chhau Lecture Demonstration by Carolina Prada
Schools: Colaba Municipal School, Mumbai & Dr. Ambedkar Municipal School, Mumbai
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Arupa Lahiry is a passionate dancer from Kolkata, whose search for excellence in Bharatnatyam took her to study this art form from the legendary Smt. Chitra Visweswaran in Chidambaram Academy of Performing Arts, Chennai. Arupa, who is an MPhil in English Literature, a pursuing PhD scholar and a lecturer of English in a reputed college of Kolkata, continues to train under Smt. Chitra Visweswaran at Chennai. Arupa, also collaborates with various other dancers from different genres to create her own productions. A Senior Scholarship from the Department of Culture, Government of India further enabled her to do so. She has gone on to prove her mettle in solo performances at major festivals and sabhas, nationally and internationally.
Carolina Prada, residing in Delhi performes the less known Chhau . Living in India since 2008 and being trained intensely in Mayurbhanj Chhau by Guru Janmejoy Saibabu, Carolina intends to bring more exposure to this rich and beautiful art form and promote its growth. Carolina is the only female soloist of this generation to research, choreograph and perform at a professional level in Mayurbhanj Chhau.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.