Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Delectable Kathak recitals in Delhi - Footloose and fancy free with Dr. Sunil Kothari

Aditi Mangaldas's two choreographic works
Celebrated Kathak exponent Aditi Mangaldas, disciple of Kumudini Lakhia and Pt Birju Maharaj, has charted her own path in Kathak dance. Trained in classical Kathak she has had distinct advantage of traditional Kathak under Birju Maharaj and looking at classical Kathak from contemporary angle under Kumudini Lakhia. Her work 'Within' presented at Delhi's Kamani Hall on Jan 18, 2018 by Natya Ballet Centre was divided into two parts: 'Knotted' which is choreographed as contemporary Kathak and 'Unwrapped' choreographed in classical Kathak. 

Divya Goswami's delectable Kathak recital


Disciple of Pune based Yogini Gandhi in Kathak for fifteen years and currently studying under Lucknow gharana's Munna Shukla, Divya Goswami has imbibed the best of Kathak. In her exposition there is no razzle dazzle, though one sees speed but also restraint. What they say in Urdu/Hindi, the word shukun, which stands for pleasurable quietude, is seen in Divya's dance.

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