Kathak is a vast ocean. Where our journeys have only just begun. At Rasik Performing Arts we have had the privilege time and again of witnessing magic, and attempting to understand the intricacies of Kathak and our classical performing arts, thanks to our Guruji Jayashree Acharya. In April 2018, we had the fortune of watching Mamta Maharaj Ji perform, in her own inimitable style at our baithak. Rani Khanam Ji, also graced us with her inspiring presence.
Photo credits- Ashwini, Anandi.
Presenting an energetic piece that depicts the various moods of Lord Shiva, set to mellifluous music in an energetic composition.This was performed as the opening piece of the December 2016 show in the Prayas series presented by Smt Jayashree Acharya and her disciples. In this piece, invited artists Barun Banerjee, Kanchan Kanpal, Nandini Sharma and Sunny Sisodia are on stahe with Jayashreeji.
Join us for an evening of outstanding Kathak, poetry in rhythm, join us as Smt Jayashree Acharya performs with her team of accomplished dancers- Kanchan Kandpal, Elisha Deep Garg, Nandini Sharma and Gauri Sharma- at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Accompanied by Shiv Shankar Ray on the tabla, Amitava Majumdar on Sarod and Sumit Misra’s vocals. Seating starts at 6:45 pm. See you there!
Jayashreeji and her troupe performed in Chandigarh at a 2-day festival organised by the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi. The charged performance that showcased the quintessential style of the Lucknow gharana received huge applause and considerable media coverage.
This is a dream platform for every classical dancer in India and this year, Jayashreeji was invited to perform on it. The week-long Khajuraho Dance Festival is organized by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad each year in Feburary against the backdrop of the spectacular architecture of the Khajuraho temples. Dance lovers from across India and from international destinations flock here each year for a treat of India’s diverse dance forms.
This year, Jayashreeji and her troupe, showcased a mix of technical and abhinaya- based compositions at Khajuraho, bringing the magi of Kucknow gharam to the prestigious festivals. Particularly, this was a fantastic opportunity for the young dancers in her troupe to be exposed to a much wider and knowledgeable audience.
With one week to go, the preparations for Prayas 2016 are in full swing in our studio. Do join us for an evening of sangeet and nrittya that would not have been possible without the blessings of our gurus and the generous support of our well wishers from across the globe! We are extra excited to welcome the wonderful and exceptionally talented artist Bickram Ghosh as Chief Guest for our show. Do join us!