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Kathak Collage

 

Kathak Collage

Venue: Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton,CA,94566
Date: June 28 @ 4.00 PM

Sanskriti is delighted to present Kathak Collage - by Tarangini School of Dance, Bay Area.

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Anuradha Nag,
The Artistic Director, Tarangini School of Dance

Smt. Anuradha Nag, Artistic Director of Tarangini School of Kathak Dance, is a performing artiste, choreographer and senior disciple of Padmavibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj, and his foremost disciple Pandit Vijai Shankar. She later advanced her training in abhinaya from Padmabhusan Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan. She had her initial training from Nataraj Parimal Krishna.  She was awarded the title of “Sringar Mani” by the Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai. She taught Kathak at all levels at the Padatik Dance Center in Kolkata and choreographed for the school’s festivals. She also worked with the mentally challenged children at the Manovikas Kendra in Kolkata for 5 years, giving them joy through dance. Before making USA her home, she was a recommended artiste for the Sangeet Natak Akademi as well as the Indian Council of Cultural Relations. She had the privilege of working with great Gurus and choreographers such as Pt. Birju Maharaj, Smt.Kumudini Lakhia, and Prof. Deitmar Seyffert from Germany. She has also worked with great theater directors such as Padmabhusan Satyadev Dubey, Shyamanand Jalan and Anmol Vellani.

Anuradha believes that dance develops concentration, discipline, concept of space, grace and poise. It establishes the ultimate connection between mind and body which leads to self-confidence and self-expression. This philosophy inspired Anuradha to establish Tarangini School of Kathak Dance in the San Francisco Bay area in 1992. The name was coined by the illustrious doyen of Kathak, Pt. Birju Maharaj himself. Since then, under the auspices of Tarangini School of Kathak Dance, Anuradha has been teaching and performing Kathak in the Bay area and beyond.

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Tarangini School of Kathak Dance offers the next generation a rare opportunity to learn a traditional Indian art form in a contemporary setting, while nurturing the discipline and presentation skills associated with such a rigorous art. Tarangini students receive the rare opportunity of taking workshops from Pt. Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen which are sponsored by the institute. Tarangini has also hosted dance workshops with Padmashri Smt. Kumudini Lakhia and Pt. Vijai Shankar. Weekly classes are offered in San Jose, Sunnyvale and Fremont.

She has choreographed many traditional and contemporary themes for the school’s shows, like Jhalkia, Om, Rituranga, Khoj, Chitrangshu, Rabindranath Tagore’s short story Kshuditopashan (The Hungry Stones), Jeevandhara (life and works of Rabindranath Tagore), Panchapravaah, Kathak through the Bollywood Lane, Yatra ( Kathak’s journey through world music) and Rasa & Nayika . In addition to these in-house productions, Tarangini has also presented the dance troupe of legendary Kathak master Pt. Birju Maharaj (based in Delhi) in association with internationally acclaimed tabla wizard Ustad Zakir Hussain to the Bay Area audience since 1995. Also presented Ashim Bhatttacharya and Luna Poddar from India for the Kshudito Pashan and Chitrangshu production respectively.

She has choreographed many traditional and contemporary themes for the school’s shows, like Jhalkia, Om, Rituranga, Khoj, Chitrangshu, Rabindranath Tagore’s short story Kshuditopashan (The Hungry Stones), Jeevandhara (life and works of Rabindranath Tagore), Panchapravaah, Kathak through the Bollywood Lane, Yatra ( Kathak’s journey through world music) and Rasa & Nayika . In addition to these in-house productions, Tarangini has also presented the dance troupe of legendary Kathak master Pt. Birju Maharaj (based in Delhi) in association with internationally acclaimed tabla wizard Ustad Zakir Hussain to the Bay Area audience since 1995. Also presented Ashim Bhatttacharya and Luna Poddar from India for the Kshudito Pashan and Chitrangshu production respectively.

 

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