Repertory Unit

Kathak Kendra Repertory aims at maintaining a repertory of professional dancers. A wide-ranging and challenging repertory, treang theatrical and musical values equally important in its producons, the Repertory has grown to be recognized as one of the leading instutes, acclaimed for its dramac expressions, technical mastery and expansive, yet nuanced movement. It has enriched the repertoire and techniques of Kathak dance by making Kathak more compelling and more relevant. The repertory illustrates the melessness of work and vision and balances classic work with commissions from contemporary choreographers. Today it is know for it’s unparallel breadth, creang unique experience for audiences around the world. The Repertory unit was earlier known as the Producon Unit of the Kendra and was headed by the Kathak Maestro Pt. Birju Maharaj. In his direcon Kendra presented many dance dramas and group composions in and outside the country employing the tradional Kathak Idioms. Some of these have been hailed as landmarks in Kathak like: ’ Simahasan, Krishnayan, Om, ‘Taal-Vadya’, ‘Antakshri’, 'Kathak Prasang’, ‘Teer Tarang’, “Vadya Sangeet’ ‘Roopma Baaz Bahadur, Ghoonghru Sangeet, Ramayan, Taal Mala, Ya Darshan Ritu Raj, Aanamay, Leelangika, Hori Dhoom Macho Ri, Kumar Sambhav, Sargam, Naad Gunjan, Samanvaya, Paanchbaana, Sampaadam, Meera Hari Rang Rachi.

Programme Officer

Smt. Madhu Joshi

Dancers (Contractual)

Nilakshi Khandkar, Anupama Kaushik, Jaya Bha, Shipra Joshi,

Mukesh Gangani, Vishavdeep, Partha Mandal

Accompanist

Bheem Sain–Pakhawaj Vadak, Rahul Vishwakarma–Tabla Vadak (Contractual),

Brijesh Mishra–Vocalist (Contractual), Ghulam Waris–Sarangi Vadak (Contractual)

Rajbhasha Vibhag

1. Smt. Shashi Bala Budhiraja, Secon Officer (Hindi)

2. Shri B.S. Chauhan, Assistant (Hindi

Repertory Dancers (Contractual)
Nilakshi Khandkar
Anupama Kaushik
Jaya Bhatt
Shipra Joshi
Avinav Mukherjee
Mukesh Gangani
Vishavdeep

 

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Musicians:
Bheem Sain Pakhawaj
Rahul Vishwakarma Tabla (Contractual)
Brijesh Mishra Vocalist (Contractual)
Ghulam Waris Sarangi Vadak (Contractual)

 

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