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PERFORMANCES

 
2011 (Currently):
Working on a major choreography project. This is a ballet based on the poem "Voyager" by Dr. Howard Hunter.

2011 April:
Choreographer for play: "Dosara Adhyay". The play was directed by Meeta Mishra and performed in the Mukt Dara Theatre, Delhi.

April 11th 2011.
2011 February, May and June, Jammu, North India:
Conducted two two-week workshops, February & May and a one-week workshop in June. (Indian Classical Dance, Kathak).

2010 (August), Halmstad, Sweden:
August 6th and 7th.
Gave solo dance performance at International Theatre Festival of Halmstad.

2010 (January) / 2009 (November)
Choreographer for play: “Mujh Se Pehli Si Mohabat Mere Mehboob Na Mang”. The play was directed by Ram Ji Balli and performed in Habitat Centre, Delhi, November 4th and 5th 2009 and again on 29th January 2010 in LTG Theatre, Delhi.

2009 (October) Jammu, North India
Conducted a two-week workshop 5th to 16th inclusive (Indian Classical Dance, Kathak).

2009 (September) Trivandrum, South India
Conducted a two-week workshop 7th to 18th inclusive (Indian Classical Dance, Kathak).

2008 (July), Paris, France
Studio Harmonique (conducting workshop, Indian Classical Dance, Kathak)

2008 (March) Trivandrum, South India
Conducting workshop (Indian Classical Dance, Kathak)

2007 (June - October) South Korea

  • Solo performance June 5th at An Guk-Dong ( previous residence of former president Yun Bo-Seon)

  • Solo performance June 7th “Spirit of India”, National Theatre of Korea, Seoul

  • Solo performance and lecture June 20th at The National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul

  • Solo performance and lecture July 18th at The Korean University of Arts, Seoul

  • Solo performance Aug 31st - Sept 2nd at Seoul Art Cinema, Seoul

  • Solo performance Sept 15th at The National Theatre of Korea, Seoul

  • Solo performance Oct 7th at The National Theatre of Korea, Seoul

  • Solo performance and lecture Oct 20th at the National Library for Children and Young Adults, Seoul

2007 (March 24th) India
Solo performance “Soul of India” (Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi)
2005 (November – December) Mexico
Solo performances (Teatro De La Danza) and workshops at International Festival in Mexico City arranged by El Consejo Nacional Para La Cultura Y Las Artes in collaboration with Instituto Nacional De Bellas Artes Conaculta.

2005 (June) France
Solo performance June 20th, Paris

2004 (September – October ) USA
Various performances and lectures in the United States of America including solo performances and lectures at Central Park West Performance Center, New York City, NY; Colombia University, New York City, NY; Tufts University, Boston, Mass; Maine Center for Cultural Diversity, Portland, MA; New England Bengali Association Festival, Reading Mass; Salem State College, Salem, Mass; Reading UU Society, Reading Mass; Rockport UU Society, Rockport Mass; Cultural Festival, SGI-New England Cultural Center, Waltham, Mass; Noble Auditorium, North Berwick, MA; First Parish Festival, Dorchester, Mass.

2004 (September) Finland
Solo performance at The Kaustinen International Music Festival, Kaustinen

2003 (November – December) United Kingdom

  • Solo performance at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London

  • Solo performance at The Unitarian Centre, Golder’s Green, London

2003 (March/April) Argentina
Present the first ever solo performance of Indian Classical Kathak Dance in Argentina at Teatro Argentino, La Plata.

2003 (July/August) Argentina
Choreographer and performer for the opera “Lakmé “(Leo Delibes) at Centro de las Artes, La Plata.

Other Travel
I have also travelled in Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden.

Other Notable Performances in India:

  • Solo performance at the Festival of Sopan (a festival of upcoming artists sponsored by the Sahitya Kala Parishad, a culture organization of India)
  • Solo Performance in Rashtriya Yuva Mahotsava at Bhopal (organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture )
  • Performance at the Holi Festival and Basant Panchani of Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi
  • Performance in Rooh-E-Ishque, dance drama based on Traditional Sufi Music under the direction of Kaladhami ( SAARC production )
  • Performance in various major productions of Shri Ram Baharitya Kala Kendra in classical Indian dance dramas, such as Ramila, Krishna Avatar, Krishna Katha, Buddha, Khajurao and Meera.
  • Proficient in several traditions such as Kathak, Folk and Creative dance. Performed in many places in India including New Delhi, Jammu-Kashmir, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Pondichery, Chennai and Mumbai under various reputed groups like the North Zone Culture Centre. These performances have received widespread acclaim.

Part 2. Media Experience

Acting

  • 2009 (February): Worked as a leading actor in the Music Video, “Chand Jaisan Mukda”.
  • 2008. Worked as an actor in the TV series, “Prem Chand Ke Kahania”, directed by M.K. Raina.
  • In late 1990s, worked as an actor in TV Advertisements for Atlas Cycle, Bunyad Cement and Uttam Uria

Dance
Various appearances as both performer and choreographer in Indian        Cinema, (full-length features as well as short films), Video Albums, Dramaand Dance Programmes including feature films “Meenaksi” and “Dil Churya Aapne”

International

  • 2007: Worked as an actor in a TV Advertisement, “India Moving”, for Swedish Television
  • 2006: Worked as an actor in a TV Advertisement, “Asian Games”, for French Television.

Other Professional Activities

  • President of Stage Art Society, New Delhi, India
  • Teacher in Indian Classical Dance (Kathak) at Studio Harmonic, Paris, France
  • Teacher in Indian Classical Dance (Kathak) at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (Indian Ministry of Tourism and Culture), New Delhi, India
  • Participant in six months cultural exchange programme (Cultural Partnership Initiative) between India and South Korea - April 2007 to October 2007.

Education

  • Diploma in Kathak Dance, College of Music and Fine Arts, University of Jammu, India.
  • Certificate, 3 years course, in Kathak Dance at Shri Ram Bharatuya Kala Kendra of Delhi under the guidance of Guru Nandini Singh , India.
  • Diploma (honours) 3 years advanced course in Kathak Dance under guidance of Guru Rajindra Gangani, Kathak Kendra National School of Kathak Dance, New Delhi, India.

Awards

  • Recipient of scholarship for the Kathak Dance from Shri Ram Bharaitya Kala Kendra in Kathak Dance, 1995
  • Recipient of Sahitya Kala Parishad for upcoming artists for two years in Kathak Dance, 1997
  • Recipient of The Ministry of Human Resources and Development scholarship in Kathak Dance, 2001

Languages
     Hindi, Dogri, Punjabi, English.