BHARATANATYAM: Manasvini Ramachandran from Hyderabad (AMK)
On Saturday, November 2, 2019
Manasvini Korukkai Ramachandran is trained in Bharatanatyam under her mother and Guru Smt. Revathi Ramachandran for over 22 years. Having many titles to her credit including the “Balasraswathy Award” from the Krishna Gana Sabha, and “Natya Chudar” from Kartik Fine arts, she pursues the art with zeal.
She has traveled to the United States, France, Germany, Singapore, Armenia and Australia with dance troupes. She has been graded “B” by the Door Dharshan Kendra.
KATHAK : Padmashri Guru Shovana Narayan's 'Asavari' Troupe, Delhi
On Saturday, November 9, 2019
Guru Shovana Narayan needs no introduction. A Kathak maestro and an outstanding dancer, she is an incarnation of the great artistic and social traditions of India. She created a new and innovative style of performing arts by enriching it with a deeper and wider canvas of expression and dimensions. She has been awarded the Padmashri in 1992 and the Sangeet Natak Academy Awards in 1999. Among others, she also received the Oisca Award in Japan.
Trained by legendary Kathak maestros Pandit Birju Maharaj and Kundanlal Gangani at Kathak Kendra, Delhi, Shovana Narayan is famous for her strong urge for experimentation. She has captivated audiences worldwide for over four decades. A trendsetter in redefining dance, she is considered a living legend in the field of art. She also has the unique distinction of being the first-ever professional dancer who combines a full-fledged career as a senior serving civil servant in the Government of India with her dance.
The author of about ten books on the subject of dance, Shovana Narayan organizes two festivals for providing a platform to young, unknown and talented fresh faces in the field. She is a pioneer in the field of rejuvenation of the soliloquy tradition, the narrative tradition of the North-Indian dance form in “Shakuntala.
An ode to the power of feminity :
Nriti (technical aspects of Kathak)
Abhinaya (the dramatics of storytelling)
These will display the different rasas (emotions) beautifully woven by different talas.
Bharatanatyam - Anil V. Iyer, Bangalore
On Saturday, November 16,2019
A student of Guru Smt. Poornima Gururajan, Anil is a graded artist of Doordarshan.
He has received training in Carnatic vocals and is also keenly interested in theatre.
He has acted in a number of acclaimed plays at prestigious festivals.
Anil has presented solo and group performances at various state and international festivals. As part of the Prasiddha repertory, he toured China and performed at a festival organized by UNESCO and the Govt. of. China. His passion for teaching led him to open the Shivoham School of Performing Arts where he trains young and aspiring dancers.
Anil is also a counseling psychologist. He is often invited to give lectures and conduct workshops on mental health-related topics and is working towards creating better mental health awareness in society. He is the recipient of many awards for his outstanding dance performances.
BHARATANATYAM : Bianca Radhakrishna from Bangalore (AMK)
On Saturday, November 23, 2019
Bianca Radhakrishna is a Vidushi, a lifelong learner and student of Bharatanatyam under the guidance of renowned Guru Radha Sridhar, from Bangalore. She is a Doordarshan Graded Artist and has nearly a hundred shows to her credit. Playing roles in her Guru’s dance-dramas has groomed her to be a dedicated dancer. She has performed widely both in India and abroad.
KATHAK: Rani Khanam & Troupe from New Delhi
On Saturday, November 30, 2019
Rani Khanam, one of India’s foremost Kathak exponents, is one of the most sensitive and astute interpreters of the Lucknow Gharana of Kathak today. Inspired by her intimate knowledge of Islamic and Sufi texts, she has a deep vision to perform on a unique repertoire of Sufiana poetry & Islamic verses, which has received rich reviews and popularity.
She is an impaneled artist in the “Outstanding Category” of the Indian Council for Culture Relations (ICCR) and “Top Graded” artiste at the Delhi Doordarshan channel. She has performed and collaborated widely with many international artists.
On Saturday, December 14, 2019
DRISHTIKON DANCE FOUNDATION (FOUNDED BY ADITI MANGAL DAS)
On Saturday, December 21, 2019
Aditi Mangaldas, a leading dancer and choreographer, received extensive training under the leading gurus of Kathak, Shrimati Kumudini Lakhia and Pandit Birju Maharaj, Recognised for her artistry, technique, eloquence and characteristic energy, she has won much critical acclaim in major dance festivals across the world. As quoted by the Guardian, London, 2017, “Mangaldas owned the stage without trying to earn it……”
The Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation has been established with a vision to look at tradition with a modern mind, to explore the past to create a new, imaginative future. They will present SAMVET, the confluence of the five elements of nature which coalesce in complete harmony to form the perfect whole. This balanced coming together awakens our senses and brings a perfect equilibrium which invokes in our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls the feeling of everlasting bliss.
On Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Sebastian comes from Goa, a land of fun, frolic and musical culture and Manish is from Delhi. Together they have been singing at various 5-star hotels, house parties, private gatherings, and weddings. The duo is known for their mesmerizing voices and getting their audiences completely spellbound by their performances. Their repertoire consists of all the popular hits in English and Hindi.
CHRISTMAS CAROLS – IMPROMPTU
On Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Reuben Israel and his group have a wide vocal repertoire: classical, opera, jazz, the blues, broadway and popular. His repertoire is predominantly in English. It also includes songs in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Hebrew. Celebrate the joy of Christmas by joining the group in singing carols all day long.
KATHAK: Tushar & Pooja Bhatt from Delhi
On Saturday, December 28, 2019
Pooja Bhatt and Tushar Bhatt are highly acclaimed as a Kathak Dance Duo. They balance traditional art with contemporary designs and are known for their creative and energetic choreographies and performances.
They are the founders and directors of “Kathaakar” dance company and institution, where they have been imparting their knowledge to many students from all over the world. They are the recipients of prestigious national awards
and have received worldwide acclaim for their spectacular performances.
DJ FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE
On Tuesday, December 31, 2019