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 Online Lecture Demonstration by Pracheta Bhatt and Gautam Marathe
School: Bengali Education Society, Mumbai
Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page
Session is supported by Alka Mansukhani Funds
Pracheta Bhatt is a post-graduation in Bharatanatyam from Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya, (affiliated with Mumbai University).
She has been training and performing with Sankhya Dance Company since 2009 and has performed at National festivals like Kanheri Festival, Sangeet Natak Academy, Nrityotsava, Kala ghoda festival, Sandra Festival, Darpana’s festival of Classical Dance (Ahmedabad), Banda Lokotsav.
She has performed abroad with Sankhya Dance company at Festival India (Poland), (U. S. A. ), Magic India (Brazil), Menaka Thakkar Dance Company (Canada), MGI (Mauritius). She has worked as a visiting lecturer at J. G. College of Performing arts (Ahmedabad).
Gautam Marathe is a trained contemporary and Bharatanatyam dancer. He has been receiving extensive training in Bharatanatyam from Vaibhav Arekar, under whom he is continuing his journey in dance. He also holds a bachelors and master’s degree in Bharatanatyam. Having received a scholarship from Ashley Lobo’s The Danceworx, he has trained under many eminent contemporary dancers including Ashley. Since the past three years he has been working extensively on forming a fitness module for classical dancers with the guidance of Vaibhav Arekar. His thesis paper during his masters was also on the topic – “physical fitness for classical dancers”.
Gautam is a core member of Shri. Vaibhav Arekar ‘s Sankhya Dance Company and he has been performing with company in many prestigious festivals in India and abroad.
Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.