Workshop with Smt. Roshan Datye, Gurgaon

Shrimati Roshan Datye, eminent and senior disciple of renowned guru Late Smt Rohini Bhate came from Pune to teach at the Gurgaon studio. Over two days, on 19th & 20th October 2013, Roshanji taught three batches of students, ranging in age from about seven all the way up to 40! She taught all three batches distinct stage-appropriate compositions. Her attention to detail, an emphasis on theoretical aspects of the dance form and her innate ability to be a robust communicator brought immense value to the kathak journey of participants. What was of particular value was the introduction of a distinct style and therefore an opportunity to expand the vocabulary of dance.

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Interaction with Pt. Birju Maharajji, Gurgaon

Students of Jayashree Acharya were blessed by the presence of Pandit Birju Maharajji on 14th October 2013. Maharajji spoke at length about nuances of kathak and presented numerous examples of how kathak is drawn from simple everyday actions and emotions. Students presented a few pieces and Maharajji also taught some short compositions. The brightness of his personality is unforgettable to all who were present.

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