An NCPA Presentation in association with Warrier Foundation
Pratiroop by Warrier Foundation is a novel mentorship programme, where senior professional practitioners from various classical dance styles are mentored by legendary gurus from a different classical style. The brainchild of Divya Warrier, a Mohiniattam practitioner and one of the Trustees of the Warrier Foundation, the objective of the cross-mentorship concept was to enable artistes to conceptualise and choreograph independently, but also under the guidance of mentors. This was an opportunity to explore everything from the script to the music and direction of the final piece based on what the artistes have been learning and practising with their own gurus for several years now.
Warrier conceptualised the amalgamation of both her passions, dance and service to society. Through Pratiroop, the Warrier Foundation aims not only to provide an opportunity to artistes but also to raise funds for their activities through the crowd-funding programme, Dance for a Cause. Initiatives of the foundation revolve not only around providing basic necessities such as food, clothing and shelter to the needy, but also around providing education to underprivileged children via Balamandirs in Panvel and Kerala. For Pratiroop, the foundation has roped in legendary dance gurus: Sharmila Biswas (Odissi), Prerana Shrimali (Kathak), Rama Vaidyanathan (Bharatanatyam), Neena Prasad (Mohiniattam), Vyjayanthi Kashi (Kuchipudi) and Anupama Kylash (Kuchipudi and Vilasini Natyam).
The artistes performing at the NCPA are:
1) Mohiniattam by Divya Warrier, mentored by Sharmila Biswas
2) Bharatanatyam by Keerthana Ravi mentored by Prerana Shrimali
3) Bharatanatyam by Pavitra Bhat mentored by Neena Prasad
4) Odissi by Namrata Mehta mentored by Vyjayanthi Kashi
5) Kathak by Sangita Chatterjee mentored by Rama V
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