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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    10 May 2024 | 6:30 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs.360 & 270/-
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.400 & 300/-
  • Duration
    120 mins

Event Details

Kavita Dwibedi & Troupe

Kathak Ke Rang Hori Ke Sang
Vaishali Dudhe & Manjiri Nrityakala Mandir

Aditya Garud & Aditya Garud Dancce Company

Kavita Dwibedi is an Odissi dancer and choreographer with a career spanning over 35 years. She is the daughter and disciple of veteran Odissi maestro, Harekrishna Behera, and has performed extensively in national and international festivals in India and abroad. She holds a Visharad in Odissi dance from the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, as well as a Senior Scholarship and Junior Fellowship from the Government of India. Dwibedi is empanelled with ICCR in the “Outstanding” category, a ‘Top’ grade artiste with Doordarshan and as an “Outstanding Category Artist in the Festival of India Cell” with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. She has been honoured with the Odisha State Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Sanjukta Panigrahi Award, and Mahila Shiromani Award, among others. Dwibedi is the Director of Odissi Akademi and Founder Trustee of Sanchari Foundation, Delhi.

Vaishali Dudhe is an eminent Kathak dancer who has been trained under the expert guidance of Dr. Manjiri Deo. She has completed her Nrutyavisharad  and Nrutyalankar , and is a silver medalist from the Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University in Ramtek. She has completed her research work on ‘Variety and importance of tihai in Kathak dance form’ under the guidance of her guru and has been conferred the title of ‘Sangitacharya’ in Kathak. Apart from being a Kathak guru and performer, she has written many books based on theory like Dance Trail and K for Kathak in English, Nrutyagatha in Marathi and Nrutyarambh in Hindi. Her works, including Ashtanayika, Pohopajuri, Padnyas and Kathak Antarnad, have been helpful for Kathak students as well as professional artistes across India and abroad. She is the Director of Manjiri Nrutyakala Mandir, the first Kathak institute in Dombivli imparting authentic Kathak education. Dudhe is a recipient of coveted awards such as ‘Aadarsh Dombivli’, ‘Jijau Puraskar’ and ‘Stri Ratna’ for her contribution to the field of Kathak and cultural initiatives.

Aditya Garud is a renowned Kathak dancer who has trained under the guidance of Mayur Vaidya. He has also been privileged to train and work under Birju Maharaj on several occasions. He is the Founder of Aditya Garud Dance Company which aims to promote Kathak through training, performances and curation. He has performed at prestigious festivals in India and abroad and has even been invited as a speaker at TED Talks. Garud has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Yuva Samrat Puraskar, Nrutya Arnav Sanman and Mayur Vaidya Art Temple, to name a few. He is also a Dance Movement Therapy practitioner, and Founder of Angikam, which works for creating safe and non-judgmental space for people to express themselves.


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