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 & Bharatanatyam Lecture Demonstration by Dheerendra Tiwari & Nilava Sen
School – Hariyana Vidya Mandir, Kolkata
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Session is supported by Godrej Agrovet
Dheerendra Tiwari was initiated into dance by Guru Ruchi Sharma & Guru Taposh Giri. Under their able guidance he started his training. There after he continued under the tutelage of Guru Pandit Rajendra Gangani Ji, who is a known Kathak Maestro of Jaipur Gharana & is the torch bearer of his Gharana in its purest form. It is here that Dheerendra learnt subtle & technical intricacies of his dance form. He has completed his “Nritya Prabhakar” in Kathak from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad (U.P.). As a regular student of the National Institute of Kathak Dance, Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, Dheerendra completed Diploma (Hons.) and topped his institute. Dheerendra has received the prestigious scholarship from “Sahitya Kala Parishad” & “Kathak Kendra” New Delhi. Dheerendra has given many remarkable solo performances in prestigious festivals of India & abroad. He has participated in many group compositions & choreographic pieces directed by leading Gurus like Pt. Rajendra Gangani, Pt. Jai Kishan Maharaj, Shri Krishan Mohan Mishra, Smt. Vaswati Misra, Smt. Geetanjali Lal, Smt. Aditi Mangaldas, Smt. Chetna Jalan and Kumudini Lakhia Ji. He has been an integral part of the Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation. He has recently given a Solo performance at one of the world’s most prestigious festival, Darbar Festival, curated by Mr. Akram Khan at the Sadlers Wells, London, UK. Dheerendra is currently working as a Senior Kathak Faculty with the Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Mandi House, New Delhi.
Nilava Sen is a devote of Bharatanatyam, based in Kolkata. Currently he is pursuing this art form under the tutelage of Smt. Rama Vaidyanathan. He has been Performing continuously at various prestigious platforms all over the country like Nalanda Nrityotsava-2020, organized by Nalanda Dance Research Centre (Mumbai), Kamakhya Festival 2019 (Guwahati), North East Doordarshan, Navapallava festival and so on. He has won various accolades like Nalanda Nritya Nipuna 2020, Kishor Pratibha Award 2018, SSS Academy Award 2015 to name a few.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.