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#DIAP14 Day One: June 7th

Posted on June 9, 2014 by Alok Nayak

Warm up sessions are lead by our faculty tutors, and we start early at 8am with Mythili Prakash’s style of warm up and exercise routine. Preparing the dancers for the day ahead, tailored movements helped to give our participants ideas on some of the basic processes of our professionals.

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Inside Dance India – The Kathak Faculty

Posted on February 19, 2014 by Alok Nayak

In this series we introduce the Dance India faculty through bios, videos and messages from the tutors themselves! This time it’s Kathak!

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Rakesh Chaurasia @ The Bridgewater Hall

Posted on June 12, 2013 by Alok Nayak

Rakesh Chaurasia   bansuri Shahbaz Hussain   tabla* The bamboo flute, or bansuri as its known in India, has a haunting beauty that captures the imagination. Rakesh Chaurasia, nephew and student of legendary musician Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, is an exceptional talent …

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Pandit Ranajit Sengupta / Sanjukta Sinha @ Indika

Posted on May 23, 2013 by Alok Nayak

First Half Pandit Ranajit Sengupta sarod Kousic Sen tabla Renowned for his incredible energy and skill on the sarod, Pandit Ranajit Sengupta is widely recognised as one of the leading sarod musicians of our time.  He has toured extensively around …

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Nritya Ratna Award @ Indika

Posted on May 23, 2013 by Alok Nayak

Young Dancer of the Year competition performance Milapfest presents the first ‘Young Dancer of the Year’ award in Indian classical dance – the very first award of its kind in Europe.  The competition recognises and applauds the talented youth who …

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Morning Raga @ Indika

Posted on May 23, 2013 by Alok Nayak

Pandit Ranajit Sengupta sarod Rishii Chowdury tabla Free concert Uniquely, Indian music is played to rāgas (melodic scales), which are prescribed for a particular time of day, a mood, or a season.  When played in this way, the music or …

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Rakesh Chaurasia & Anil Srinivasan / Sujata Mohapatra @ Indika

Posted on May 23, 2013 by Alok Nayak

First Half Rakesh Chaurasia Bansuri Anil Srinivasan Piano Kousic Sen Tabla The piano, an instrument rarely heard in Indian classical music, is given a Carnatic make-over and heard alongside the haunting and emotive sounds of the Bamboo flute in this …

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Saying farewell to Youth Music Director Christina Coker

Posted on July 13, 2012 by admin

Tabla member Rishii Chowdhury reports on his experience of playing with Akash Patel at Youth Music Director Christina Coker’s leaving ‘do’ at Southbank Centre 10.07.12 It was a great privilege to have performed at the farewell reception for Christina Coker …

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