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 Prateeksha Kashi and Disciples
For – Catalysts for Social Action
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Session is supported by Godrej Agrovet
Prateeksha Kashi is being trained in Kuchipudi under the guidance of her mother and guru Vyjayanthi Kashi, a celebrated performer and choreographer. She has performed in several prestigious dance festivals at regional, national and International levels. An empanelled artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Prateeksha has toured various countries not only to perform but also to conduct workshops along with her mother and guru. She was selected to represent Kuchipudi in the 100 Member Youth Delegation to China by the Ministry of Youth. She recently conducted the “In conversation series” with the Kathak Legend, Pt Birju Maharaj ji as part of Navadhisha 2018, Chennai organized by Trinity Fine Arts Festival, India.
Prateeksha is an A grade artist of the broadcasting media-Dooradarshan Kendra. She has been honoured with Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2013-2014 by Central Sangeet Natak Academy, Aditya Birla Kalakiran Puraskar and Medha Jalota Puraskar from Jalota Welfare Foundation. Prateeksha has the title of Nalanda Nritya Nipuna, instituted by Nalanda Dance Research Centre. With a keen interest to spread Kuchipudi and to inspire the youth towards it, Prateeksha coaches dance aspirants. In this regard, Prateeksha has presented talks on the Relevance of Indian Classical Dance to today’s generation at Chennai and a keynote on Balancing between education and dance as part of Milapfest, UK. She has released the Kuchipudi DVD titled The Magic of Kuchipudi featuring the choreographic works of her guru Vyjayanthi Kashi.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.