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 Kavita Thakur & Bharatanatyam Lecture Demonstration by Ragini Chandrashekhar
School: Kanya Vidyalaya, U.P.
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Kavita Thakur, a recipient of junior fellowship and senior fellowship from ministry of culture. A grade artist of Delhi Doordarshan. Empaneled artist of Iccr, Sahitya kala parishad, sangeet natak Akademi and ministry of culture. Studies dance under Guru Munna Shukla of Lucknow Gharana at national institute of kathak dance. Had also the opportunity to learn under Pt. Birju Maharaj ji. Performed in major festivals in India and have performed under Iccr in abroad. Now running my own institute Kalashree at Delhi and NCR.
Ragini Chandershekar, the renowned young Bharatnatyam dancer is the daughter of senior dancer Jamuna Krishnan who has also been her guru. A post graduate in English, Ragini has performed in many parts of the world and is training young aspirants at the Kalangan centre for classical arts, New Delhi. She is known amongst the finest Bharatnatyam dancers of the younger generation and also an accomplished classical singer. In 2010, she was conferred with the highly prestigious ‘Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puruskar Award’ by the ‘central Sangeet Natak Akademi’ as well as the title of ‘Yuva Kala Bharti’ by Bharat Kalachar, Chennai. In her performance career of over 25 years, she has performed at several prestigious venues and festivals. A few of these include The Jhansi Mahotsav, The Yuva Mahotsav of Sahitya Kala Parishad and The Pongal Dance Festival. She has also performed in China, Paris and Spain to name a few.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.